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Law: Price worth the price for Red Sox

Keith Law on David Price, who got a 7-year, $217M deal from the Red Sox: "[He] may very well have been the best starter in the American League in 2015. The Red Sox get him at the peak of his career, with no immediate warning signs that he's going to slide any time soon." Expensive but necessary (Insider)


Schilling: Don't think Red Sox are done

Curt Schilling weighed in on Boston giving five-time All-Star David Price a seven-year, $217 million deal and how he doesn't think the Sox are done making offseason moves.


Tim Kurkijian: Dave Dombrowski did it again

Kurkjian on David Price's 7-year, $217M deal with Boston: "This is so typical of [president of baseball operations] Dave Dombrowski. He comes in, he makes moves right away. He acquires big-name players. ... This is his MO."


David Price and Red Sox ink record deal

The reported $217 million contract is the largest ever in terms of total value by a free-agent pitcher, breaking Max Scherzer's $210 million deal with the Nationals from last offseason.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Jeff Samardzija just became one of the most valuable commodities on the market. Thought to be healthy, w/ far fewer innings than FA peers.

Red Sox reach deal with David Price

Boston agreed to a seven-year, $217M contract with the 30-year-old LHP, per ESPN and multiple reports. Price, a five-time All-Star, had a 2.45 ERA last season with Detroit and Toronto. The deal was first reported by Boston Globe.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

So the Red Sox wound up paying $140 million more for David Price to be their ace than they offered Jon Lester in spring of '14.

Dave Roberts: Dodgers built to win

The team's new manager discusses the core values he hopes to instill and his biggest observations about the Dodgers from his time with the Padres.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

As Shelby Miller trade rumors heat up, one person familiar with the Braves' thinking believes the Cubs and Red Sox are both potential fits. The Braves are big fans of Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler, and they've shown a willingness to discuss both Miller and Julio Teheran in trades.

Twins get deal with Korean slugger Park

The Twins agreed to a four-year, $12 million deal with Byung Ho Park, who hit 53 homers in 2015 in the KBO. The Twins won the rights to sign Park with a $12.85 million bid last month.

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Don Newcombe had to be treated by paramedics at today's Dave Roberts news conference. He got dizzy while sitting in a chair

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

MLB teams in search of big power, high strikeout, righty bats have no shortage of options this week. The Mariners are shopping Mark Trumbo and the Astros have made Chris Carter available in advance of Friday's tender deadline. And now the Rockies' Wilin Rosario has chosen to elect free agency after clearing outright waivers.

Jim Bowden ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson presents Dave Roberts with his new Dodgers uniform

Katie Strang 

That said, don't expect first-year GM Al Avila to be cavalier with payroll, despite having the green light to spend. After Zimmermann signing, Avila indicated that adding another starting pitcher would require club to look for more cost-effective options.

Katie Strang 

Most fascinating part of Tigers' introductory press conference for Jordan Zimmermann? Rare, candid comments from team owner Mike Ilitch, who sounds all in on World Series hopes: "I don't care about the money. I want the best players."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

As FA process moves along, Jeff Samardzija gaining increased notice because teams are confident about this:Less mileage than other starters.