The city of New York didn’t exactly treat David Price well in 2018.
Price got roughed up by the Yankees to the tune of an 0-4 record, 11 home runs and a 10.90 ERA over five starts. If the Bronx Bombers were Pedro Martinez’s daddy, they were Price’s granddaddy.
But after the Sox lefty exorcised his playoff demons and had a dominant World Series, Gotham is changing its tune. The New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) has named Price its postseason MVP.
It’s hard to argue with the selection. Price turned a corner after a rough start in the 2018 postseason, racking up a 3-0 record and 1.37 ERA over his final four outings, three as a starter and one out of the pen. He narrowly missed out on earning World Series MVP honors, falling just short of teammate Steve Pearce.
Price has also earned the Comeback Player of the Year award from the Boston chapter of the BBWAA.