Tigers open contract discussions with David Price
The Tigers have opened discussions with David Price and his agent, Bo McKinnis, about the potential of a contract extension. At this point, however, they’re basically talking about concepts. No numbers have been mentioned, Price said this morning.
“I wouldn’t even call it groundwork,” Price said. “I wouldn’t even say that groundwork is being laid.”
In other words, talks are exploratory at this point. The two sides are “feeling out” each other, as Price said.
Price met with McKinnis Tuesday night after McKinnis talked with the Tigers earlier Tuesday. Price is generally staying out of talks at this point. He’ll get involved if something gets close. That’s a long way off at this point.
Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski has said repeatedly that he’s not going to comment on any talks, other than to say that they’re interested in keeping Price in Detroit long term. The Tigers took some reaction around this time last spring when a press release said that Max Scherzer had turned down a contract offer and the two sides had agreed to table talks until after the season. As it turned out, there were no serious talks after the season.
Price has not ruled out contract talks during the season.