Tampa Bay Ray’s pitcher David Price was recently quoted by Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown talking about his future contract and the Rays. From the sound of the quote Price will not take a home town discount to stay in Tampa. In the awkward quote, Price says that he doesn’t want to to mess up for the future of other guys. Which means that he will command top dollar when his contract is up at the end of the 2014 season and will no longer be on the Rays.
David Price’s one-year deal with the Rays was structured in a way that both saved Price several hundred thousand dollars in taxes and also gave the Rays the ability to potentially save $4MM in salary deferred to Price in 2014 if the southpaw is dealt by then, reports Jon Paul Morosi for FOX Sports.
Price loves playing in Tampa Bay but knows the franchise has financial limits and feels a responsibility to get a fair multiyear contract, the Rays ace tells Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown. “I don’t want to mess up for the future of other guys that could be in my position as well,” Price said. “You don’t want to do that, because that’s not only affecting you, that affects everybody else. I want to be happy. I don’t want to sell myself short. I guess ‘appreciation’ is the word I could use the most. I just want to feel appreciated.”
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