Originally Posted by amsteel
Money talks. It also makes you reconsider your unfortunate grooming decisions.
True, but it isn't like it is a choice between great riches and a life of modest means or worse. Price would be looking at a ridiculously high salary vs. even a more ridulously high salary with the Yankees. There are players over the free-agent years who have chosen not to sign with the Yankees although the Yankees have offered more money.
There are players who take offers from the Yankees (at least through their agents) even though they have no intention of signing with the Yankees. It strengthens their bargaining position with teams they would rather sign with. If Price were a current free agent, such a statement might even be seen as a challenge to the Yankees to offer more money. As it was, it was just a curious, unguarded comment about a division rival.