How much does an ace pitcher cost these days? Try $217-million-dollars. That's what the Boston Red Sox will play lefty David Price over the next seven years.

There are some reports around baseball that had Price signing with the St. Louis Cardinals but the Sox swept in and offered $30-million more.

However it happened the Sox got their ace. 18-5 last season with a 2:45 ERA. He's 30-years-old.

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