There is a very strong opinion around the game of baseball that David Price will surely land in Chicago with his former skipper. Yes there is the Maddon connection, but there is also a lot more to this possibility. Price has stated on numerous times that he wants to go to a winner and wants a Championship. He is very passionate about that fact and the Cubs are poised to be very competitive for a long time.
Price helped power the Toronto Blue Jays all the way to the ALCS. The team fell to the eventual World Series Champions Kansas City Royals, but showed great character as a whole. Price pitched well for the Jays after being acquired at the trade deadline from the Detroit Tigers. He went 9-1 with a 2.30 ERA and a 1.009 WHIP in 11 starts for the Blue Jays. The 30-year-old Price will likely get a huge contract this season in excess of $170 million dollars.
Price made just under 19 million dollars last season and will easily get $28-35 million per year on the open market. A six-year deal at $30 million per season might get it done for the Cubs. That is a ton of money to invest into a player but he would solidify the staff much like Greinke would. Oh and let’s face it, the Cubs have the money do what they feel.