Saturday, March 16, 2019

REPORT: Red Sox Ready To Extend Chris Sale To 7-Year, $245 Million Deal

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According to veteran sports journalist Mike Dowling (you may remember him from his Channel 5 days), the Red Sox are "on the verge" of signing Chris Sale to a seven-year, $245 million contract extension—translating to $35 million a year. The soon-to-be-30-year-old lefty has been plagued by nagging—albeit minor—injuries, but is undoubtedly among the best five pitchers in all of baseball. No Red Sox fan will ever forget his ninth-inning performance to close out the 2018 World Series (and make nemesis Manny Machado look silly). Apparently, Boston does not want to make the same mistake they did with Jon Lester—when he was about the same age. While this may sound a little exorbitant, it's the right move. A Sale-less rotation starting next season would be a disaster. Again, it's only billionaire John Henry's money—so, really, who cares? Sign him!