Not going to freak out on Price yet. He has had two good starts and two bad ones (one really bad one). He has plenty of time to figure it out.It's not really Price's fault that our pitching roster is horrible but because it is I'm expecting Price to hold it down and post a mid 2 era. In my mind he has to if we have any chance at making the playoffs. So far he has only been mediocre in his wins.
I would also love Farrell as pitching coach, but it isn't often that a coaching demotion of that scale takes place in professional sports. Perhaps health would be a good reason for it.
Oh, totally - if we were trotting out Maddox, Glavine, and Smoltz ahead of him, it wouldn't really matter, but we are depending on him to perform in every one of his starts. Two earned runs in each of his wins is decent enough for me; the other starts were putrid. Hopefully he is just adjusting to a new home and atmosphere.
I am certainly not satisfied, but am willing to give him a couple of months. This was as much of a sure thing as there was (and we paid for it), I can't imagine him going all Lackey on us.