David Price — who is making serious change in terms of his $30 million salary — is looking to make a serious change on the mound, where his feast-or-famine struggles have caused concern just seven starts into his seven-year deal. Price's unlikely pitching coach hoping to break Price out of his slump? Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.  MORE: Naming the greatest Red Sox of all timeAccording to .com's Ian Browne, Pedroia noticed a mechanical quirk while watching old film of himself batting against lefties. One of those Southpaws was Price. Something looked different.  "You know, he was just watching video of himself hitting off lefties and I came into that video and he showed me," Price said, according to .com. "We were talking in the food room — and he was like, 'Man, something, you know, something doesn't like right. Something looks a little off.'"The problem diagnosed by Pedroia? Price's hands were no longer moving as much during pitch delivery, making his motion less fluid and symbiotic. "Whenever I talk to other pitchers or at baseball camps, it's something that I always say. I want my hands and my right leg or my right knee to be connected by a string," Price said. "Whenever my knee goes up, I want my hands to go up. Whenever my knee goes back down, I want my hands to go back down. My hands have stayed (in one place), and that's not allowing me to get my full leg lift."It seems a simple fix, but a simple fix (and a larger sample size) is likely all Price needs. Look no further than Jake

Arrieta — in the discussion for best pitcher in baseball right now — to discover the power of tweaking mechanics. MORE: Arrieta's historic streak is incredible — but Kershaw has been betterPrice has put together a season, thus far, that looks outlandish next to his history of stellar play. Despite his misleading 4-1 record (a reminder that win-loss record is the snipe hunting of pitcher analysis), Price has a 6.75 ERA and has allowed more earned runs than anyone in baseball; he has never allowed hits and walks at a worse rate. Price's peripherals point to better days ahead, notably his 2.93 FIP buoyed by his league-leading 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings — a rate ahead of his career high (10.5) he amassed last season. A shift in mechanics could, theoretically, cure what ails Price: namely command and consistency. If so, Pedroia might be displaying a value that WAR doesn't portray: the value of film study, a keen eye and a pitcher who isn't too prideful to take advice from his teammates.