Monday, October 17, 2016

Revived Talk Of Trade To Bring Chris Sale To Boston

Chris Sale
During the 2016 July trade deadline, there was much discussion about a trade of left-handed starter Chris Sale—sending him from the White to the Red Sox. Now, that discussion is being revived by multiple reports that an off-season trade may be brewing that would bring the port-sider to Fenway. Any talk begins with center-fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. heading to The Wind City—a player The Pale Hose have long coveted. Beyond JBJ, a top prospect would needed to be added to the package—most likely either #1 MLB prospect Yoan Moncada or highly-touted third-base youngster Rafael Devers. Even a third player might be needed—with Eduardo Rodriguez being mentioned. This, of course, would be a major transaction for both teams—no matter what the particulars are. The White Sox would get one or two elite-level prospects, and/or one or two established major leaguers. Boston would get one of the best elite young starters in baseball—who will be just 28 on Opening Day 2017. Moreover, Sale's contract is amazingly team-friendly—giving the lefty "only" $7 million next year, $8.85 million in 2018 and team options in 2019 ($10.5 million) and 2020 ($11.5 million). Sale went 17-10 with a 3.34 ERA in 2016—with six complete games. Stay tuned!