In 2016, the Red Sox signed David Price to a huge 7-year contract for $217 million. This was the largest contract the Red Sox had ever paid to that date. Much was expected for Price to be their ace pitcher. He won 17 games in the first season. In season 2, after 2 injuries, he pitched the end of the season from the bullpen winning only 6 games.
In year three he returned to form with 16 wins but by 2019 two different injuries limited him to 22 total appearances and a 7-5 record. He had two good years out of four and the Red Sox were regretting the contract.
With a wrist injury, they were able to trade him to the Dodgers along with Mookie Betts. In other words, to get Betts the Dodgers had to take on Price’s salary. He was not able to pitch at all in 2020 when the Dodgers won the World Series.
In 2021, he started a few games then went on to pitch from the bullpen. He pitched only 73 innings and won 5 games for the season. He did not pitch at all in the playoffs and World Series. The Dodgers still have one more season to pay Price who has only won 5 games in his first two seasons. Two good seasons for a large amount of money makes David Price a Swing Badder candidate.