Nathan Eovaldi better remember: David Price holds all the cards now.
After winning the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox left-hander was quick to remind everyone in the media they no longer can hold his postseason record over his head, as he won multiple playoff starts for Boston, including the championship-clinching Game 5 in Los Angeles.
And now that Price is king of the world, he has one request of Eovaldi, a fellow postseason hero who’s now a free agent: Re-sign with Boston.
Price, who is an avid gamer, created his own Twitch stream that went live Tuesday night. During a Fornite session with Eovaldi, Price was asked if the right-hander would continue calling Boston home.
Price used the opportunity to poke some fun at Eovaldi, who didn’t have a microphone.
“Everybody wants you to re-sign, and I said no… I said re-sign him and send him to Pawtucket,” Price joked.
Eventually, though, Price echoed the sentiments of Red Sox Nation and told Eovaldi what his offseason plan should be.
“Eovaldi better be re-signing,” Price said.
Eovaldi became a fan favorite during the 2018 postseason. He blew away the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series and performed heroically in Game 3 of the World Series, tossing seven innings of relief in Boston’s 18-inning loss to the Dodgers.
Eovaldi certainly will be in high demand this offseason, with several teams reportedly planning to court the hard-throwing righty.
Whether or not Eovaldi returns to Boston is anyone’s guess. But maybe he should listen to slimdunkin1424.
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