"It's not you, it's me."
This is what we imagine David Price could be saying to heartbroken Toronto Blue Jays fans.
Price has reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $217-million US deal with (and this is the part that really hurts) with the AL East division rival Boston Red Sox.
David Price's Red Sox Contract
- $217 million over 7 years.
- $1.03 million per start. This is based on his average of 30 starts in a season.
- $9,433.96 per pitch. This is based on his average of 106 pitches per start last season, according to sportingcharts.com.
- $137,777.76 per strikeout. This is based on 225 stikeouts in the 2015 regular season.
- All of these figures are in U.S. dollars.
- Infographic by Getty Images and Jason Boychuk/CBC
After tweeting his support and understanding, fellow Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman couldn't help but throw in a dig, and get his game face on.
You looked better in blue. Lol @DAVIDprice14— @MStrooo6
Stroman was easily one of the most vocal Blue Jay players championing a long-term signing of Price. He even joyously live tweeted on the day Toronto acquired Price at the trade deadline.
Several Blue Jays fans aren't mad at Price, with many feeling he deserves the huge pay day. It was an offer he simply couldn't refuse.
David Price will make roughly $85,000 per day over the life of this Red Sox deal. PER DAY!— @DamonBruce
Many Blue Jays fans weren't surprised he didn't stay, and at least there is closure now.
And we can all agree that David Price is a stand-up guy.
And although we wish him well, Toronto councillor and Twitter phenom Norm Kelly said it best.
You broke our hearts, @DAVIDprice14.— @norm
But as long as we all #cometogether, we're sure we can get over it? Right, Toronto? Pass the Haagen-Dazs.
Were you surprised or upset when you heard the news of Price's departure? Let us know in the comments below.