The worst kind of people are the kind of people that @ professional athletes on Twitter with complaints about the athlete’s performance.
One of these people found Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price on Twitter, after Price had a rough outing on Tuesday night against the New York Yankees (6 1/3 IP, 12 H, 6 ER).
Overall, it’s been a rock-solid season for Price, as the 31-year-old has been worth 4.5 wins above replacement per FanGraphs, good for 12th in the majors this season. Price has thrown 225 innings, the most in the majors. FanGraphs estimates Price’s dollar value this season at $36.3 million, which exceeds the amount of money he’s making this season ($30 million) and the average annual value of his seven-year, $217 million deal ($31 million annually). So, Price has absolutely lived up to the contract so far, even if a 4.04 ERA isn’t shiny and even if had an ugly performance in his last outing.
Well, some yahoo on Twitter told Price, “You are a punk! $212 million! Act like your worth that much. Shut up and pitch well.”
First of all, it’s you’re*, buddy. But the main thing here is Price’s A+ response, reminding the fan that his contract is for $217 million over seven years, not $212 million.
— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) September 29, 2016
And that’s how it’s done.