Fan Initiative Attempts to Convince David Price to Stay a Jay

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Fan Initiative Attempts to Convince David Price to Stay a Jay

Thousands of fans are adding their own personal pledges to a hypothetical Price-Jays contract, and they're pretty ridiculous.

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Jays fans desperate to see ace pitcher David Price re-sign with the Blue Jays for the 2016 season are willing to do just about anything to see him stick around. Through the website anypricefordavid.com, they’re adding their own personal clauses to a hypothetical contract. The pledges range from promises of rides in their souped-up cars to full access to their whiskey cabinet, all in the hopes that they can convince the free agent to return to the club.

The site is the brainchild of Laurent Abesdris, a 34-year-old who works in advertising looking to give fans a place to voice their feelings about the contract negotiations. With the help of some friends, Abesdris launched the site over the weekend; since then, thousands of fans—4,624 at the time of writing—have done their best to entice Price to stay.

While the most popular ideas seem to revolve around buying Price popcorn before every game (he’s fond of the Rogers Centre snack), and various gifts for his beloved french bulldog Astro, pledges also include offers to chug “lots” of shampoo and um…a lot of people are willing to streak across various areas of the city.

Price went 9-1 with a 2.30 ERA for the Jays after being acquired from the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline, and finished second in Cy Young voting for the league’s best pitcher. He’s expected to command upwards of $200 million over the length of the contract he signs this offseason, not including any treats for Astro.

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