July 1, 2017

Report: Price's Rant To Eckersley About Another Red Sox Player

A tweet from MLB.com's Jon Morosi, Saturday, 6:18 PM:
Sources: David Price's argument with Dennis Eckersley resulted from something Eckersley said about another #RedSox player, not Price.
Some people have wondered if Price was annoyed by Dennis Eckersley's comment of "Yuck" when NESN showed a graphic of Eduardo Rodriguez's line from his recent rehab start (3 innings, 9 hits, 6 runs). That may not be the most diplomatic response to those numbers, but it also wasn't a good outing. If that's what irked Price, I want to know who is monitoring NESN to let players know if and when the announcers utter even one syllable of criticism (warranted or unwarranted)?

An ESPN report stated that Price was offended by something Eckersley said during the post-game show (which I did not see).

Rob Bradford of WEEI writes that if Price was trying to show he will stand up for his teammates, he's going about it all wrong:
What you should know about Price's recent rant toward Dennis Eckersley (and we call it a rant because, from what I gather, it was one-sided) is that this wasn't really about criticism of the pitcher. The impetus for the incident, according to those who would know, was for Price to serve as the voice for many of his teammates. ...

[But] The criticisms aren't going to stop coming, even when you win. That's what happens around here. Some will be fair, others won't.

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