Red Sox get a true ace by paying for David Price

Kurkjian: Boston has needed someone of Price's caliber

ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian discusses David Price's seven-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox.

The Red Sox had one overarching need this winter, and it wasn't a closer. It was a legitimate top-of-the-rotation, difference-making starter, preferably one with some history of durability. There were two such pitchers available, and the Red Sox landed the one who wouldn't require them to give up their first-round draft pick.