Friday, March 18, 2016

Rumors Swirling Around Deal To Bring Sale To Boston

Chris Sale
He's 26 years old, his nickname is The Condor, and he is really upset with his current General Manager. Chris Sale is one of the best young pitchers in the American League, and after his teammate (and former Carmine Hoser for six games) Adam LaRoche retired from the White Sox over a silly locker room dispute, Sale ripped into GM Kenny Williams. What do we care? Well, the local baseball chattering class is touting a trade of the disgruntled lefty to Boston for Hanley Ramirez and a bunch of prospects—like Blake Swihart, the injured Eduardo Rodriguez and Anderson Espinoza. That's a pretty big haul for one guy (although some have mentioned David Robertson also coming our way in the deal). Certainly, Dave Dombrowski should explore things with The Pale Hose management—but the uniquely harsh atmosphere in The Windy City should make the return package smaller rather than larger.