White Sox GM: Michael Kopech Had To Be In Sale Deal
According to MLBNetwork Radio's Jim Duquette, White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn says that Michael Kopech "had to be in the deal" along with Yoan Moncada for the Chris Sale trade to work. This is an interesting insight into the perceived up-side of Kopech—who was averaging 100 MPH at the end of last season. Despite his "temperament" issues, the 20-year old Kopech could turn out to be the more valuable piece in the deal down the road. Last year in A Ball for the Red Sox, Kopech went 4-1, with a 2.08 ERA.