2. David Price
Price has been an outstanding pitcher his entire professional career. He has been nearly as good when it comes to Wins Above Replacement as Max Scherzer since his rookie year of 2008. His 29.2 WAR is only slightly less than Scherzer’s 31 WAR in the same seasons. Considering what Scherzer was paid by the Nationals, expect Price to seek out similar money.
Again, the question “is he worth it?” is thrown out there, and based on his sub-par post-season starts with Tampa Bay, Detroit and Toronto, there are red flags when it comes to what Price will do when the light shines brightest.
Of course, those were all American League teams, so obviously signing with the Giants will be just the change of scenery Price need come October, right? In the absolutely loaded National League… maybe not.