The Dodgers were hopeful that they could slot in David Price behind Kershaw and Buehler in the starting rotation in 2020. After getting Price in the Mookie Betts deal, it looked as though the rotation was going to be anchored by veteran presence moving forward.
Unfortunately, that didn’t quite work out as the coronavirus pandemic threw the sports world for a loop. Price chose to sit out the season to keep his family safe, and the Dodgers were very understanding of his decision.
As it turns out, the Dodgers managed just fine without him in a 60-game season. They ran through the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series for their first title in 32 years, thanks in part to great starting pitching.
With Price sitting the season out, that got a lot of fans asking questions. Not only do Dodgers fans want to know if Price will play in 2021, but they also want to know if Price gets a ring to celebrate the 2020 championship. Luckily, The Athletic’s Pedro Moura asked Andrew Friedman that question for us.
That’s to our discretion. I would advocate for it. We haven’t gotten into who’s getting one yet.
Most Dodgers fans who paid any attention to headlines this season likely agree that Price deserves a ring. Several players and coaches talked about his impact on the team despite not being there in person, including regular communication with players after games. Price said himself that he made sure to be locked in to most games this year from home, and that’s probably not something that was expected of him.
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