Monday, June 20, 2016

Teheran Again Shows Why He Should Be Red Sox Target

(AP Photo)
He's 25 years old, under team-friendly contract terms and dealing. Julio Teheran, the best starter on the going-nowhere Atlanta Braves, would be the perfect trade acquisition for the Red Sox this year. Last night, he held the Metropolitans to one hit in a complete-game shutout, walking none and striking out seven. Teheran is now 3-7 (hey, he pitches for the Braves), with a stellar 2.66 ERA and a sick 0.91 WHIP. Hitters are batting .188 against the righty. While it will likely take a major prospect haul to get Teheran—as long as we avoid Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi (and keep safe all three Killer B's on the major league roster), Dave Dombrowski should spend what it takes to go get him. He is the perfect match—both short-term and long-term rotation help. Also, the fact that Sox exec Fran Wren drafted Teheran while working for Atlanta should give the team more confidence in this guy's upside.