Price to the pen?

R.J. Anderson does some back of the envelope calculations and comes to the conclusion that David Price could be best leveraged as a reliever for the stretch run. Doing so would allow the Rays to get the most out of him while still limiting his innings for the rest of the season, similar to what the Yankees did with Joba Chamberlain last season.

It would have been a more in-depth look if he used the Rays’ actual replacement levels by looking at who Price would have actually replaced in the rotation and the pen instead of using generic replacement levels, but the idea definitely warrants further examination.

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