Chicago Cubs Rumors: What could have been with David Price
The Chicago Cubs decided to make a run after the 2015 season at David Price. They came up short in their offer and ended up with John Lackey instead. Now, with a World Series under their belt, the “could have, would have” with Price looks to have been a smart move.
Before the 2016 season began, there was money to be spent by the Chicago Cubs. Many of the pieces were already in place for the Cubs, including Jon Lester who had signed his massive deal the year before. After 2015 wasn’t necessarily a sparkling season for Lester, the Cubs set their eye on David Price. After all, he did say that that winning a championship in Chicago would be ‘the coolest.’
It was an unprompted mention of the Cubs back in July of 2014 that made people wonder “Would Price want to go to the Cubs”? He may have said it, but the fact is that money talk. The Cubs bid lower than the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. The the talk of wanting to win in Chicago in Cubs’ blue was trumped by the color of green.
It’s hard to look at a player that signs elsewhere and say “that’s what we would have got” from him. Different league. Different players. The designated hitter. You name it; it’s a different monster. But just how different would things have been if Price’s recurring forearm issue were the Cubs–and not the Red Sox problem?