Jays Paid the Price

By on July 31, 2015

 

 (US PRESSWIRE - Kim Klement)

David Price when he was with the Tampa Bay Rays (US PRESSWIRE – Kim Klement)

It’s been a long time since 1993 and the Toronto Blue Jays feel the pressure.  1993 was the last post season appearance which so happened to be a World Series win.

Can David Price help the Jays return to the playoff promise land?

Will Alex Anthopoulos be in Toronto much longer?

Stay tuned… below are the details of the deal…

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired David Price from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd & Jario Labourt.

Price has made 21 starts for Detroit in 2015 posting a 9-4 record with a 2.53 ERA. The left-hander ranks 4th in the AL in strikeouts (138), 5th in ERA & 7th in winning pct. (.692). A Murfreesboro, TN native, Price captured the Cy Young in 2012, finished 2nd in the voting in 2010 and 6th last season, while adding All-Star selections in five of the last six seasons. Selected as the first overall selection by Tampa Bay in 2007, the 6-6, 210 pounder has recorded a career mark of 95-55 with a 3.13 ERA with a .235 opponent’s average in 207 appearances (202 starts). His .633 career winning pct. is 5th best among active pitchers.

DANIEL NORRIS (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DANIEL NORRIS (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Daniel Norris made five starts for Toronto this season going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA, while adding a 3-10 record with a 4.27 ERA in 16 starts at Buffalo (AAA). Matt Boyd has posted a 9-2 record with a 1.68 ERA in 18 starts for New Hampshire (AA) and Buffalo (AAA) in 2015 and made his MLB debut vs. Texas on June 27. Jario Labourt is in his 5th professional season and is currently 2-7 with a 4.59 ERA in 18 starts at Dunedin (A).

Dunedin starter Matt Boyd carried a no hitter into the top of the six when Langley, BC native Wes Darvill hit a solo shot to right to bring the score to the 5-1 final.   (Eddie Michels photo)

Matt Boyd  (Eddie Michels photo)

 

Jario Labourt (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Jario Labourt (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

DAVID PRICE BIO – http://player/456034/david-pricem.mlb.com/

DANIEL NORRIS BIO – http://m.mlb.com/player/596057/daniel-norris

MATT BOYD BIO – http://m.mlb.com/player/571510/matt-boyd

JARIO LABOURT BIO – http://tinyurl.com/nlc6wzh

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