The Boston Herald's Steve Buckley says the Red Sox' starting-pitching depth will enable them to win the A.L. East 'by nine games.'
Things don't appear to be getting better between David Price and the media.
According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, Price had a "verbal confrontation" with NESN analyst Dennis Eckersley on the Red Sox team flight to Toronto.
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Eckersley, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and team president Sam Kennedy all had no comment.
This is the second incident Price has had with the media after telling Dan Shaughnessy that he would only be speaking on days he pitches. Earlier this month, Price had a run-in with CSNNE.com's Evan Drellich and the Boston Herald's Steve Buckley.
NEW YORK — Red Sox manager John Farrell expects to talk to David Price about his post-game anger directed at reporters on Wednesday night, including CSNNE.com's Evan Drellich and the Herald's Steve Buckley.
“There will be follow-up, yeah," Farrell said. "Again, we would like all off our players to deal with you all, the media, with respect. I can’t say he was not disrespectful. Granted, there was an emotional conversation that took place last night. That will be talked about with him.”
Farrell said no conversation took place prior to Price's start on Thursday because it was a day he was pitching.
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"You know the different personalities and you know how they go about their day on game day," Farrell said in the Yankee Stadium press conference room, where his normal pre-game sessions are held while playing the Yanks. "So to distract him away from that, that’s probably not the day in which to do that. I will say this to all our players, that the resources that we provide them with in just dealing with the media — we respect that you have a job to do.
"And while there may be differences of opinion at times ... hopefully, they’re able to settle it and move on from it.
"Here’s the thing, David Price is one hell of a teammate. He’s a very strong competitor. The support he gives his teammates in the clubhouse and that dugout is outstanding. And it’s returned to him. I think he genuinely appreciates competing with the Red Sox, the city of Boston and going out and working with his teammates to compete to win a championship."