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Caps for Sale


Chris Sale to Boston and the Sox just got tougher.

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1 RIYank   ~  Dec 6, 2016 5:35 pm

That's a huge trade.
It makes the Red Sox a lot better for the next three years -- they will be the Team to Beat in the AL East, maybe even the American League, through 2019.
It also completes Dave Dombrowski's sell-off of the vaunted farm system. He has now traded away six of their top seven prospects, including (today) the #1 prospect in all of baseball. (The remaining one of the top seven is Benintendi.)
Very interesting.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 6, 2016 5:53 pm

The only worry I would have about Sale is getting hurt. Just because he looks unorthodox though who knows maybe he’ll stay healthy. Huge bargain plus he's chippy—I think he'll take to the competitiveness of the AL East. He could be a menace. Makes it a hell of a lot easier on Price.

3 rbj   ~  Dec 6, 2016 6:27 pm

Dang, see what happens when I go for jury duty? Go back tomorrow and Thursday, now don't go trading Sanchez and Bird. Unless it's for Trout.

4 seamus   ~  Dec 7, 2016 1:49 pm

This really makes me sad. Though the upside is that they have now depleted their farm, I think the talent they have is probably worth it in the short term. Going to be a brutal few years if Yankees don't fix the rotation.

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 7, 2016 11:53 pm

Sale seems like a real MassHole, will be fun to root against him.

Chapman back for 5yrs, $85million....not sure what to think. But Betances & Chapman back to back is solid. Now what about that rotation...?

6 RIYank   ~  Dec 8, 2016 5:43 am

Too much for Chapman, from an actuarial point of view.

But from a fan perspective, great. He's fun to watch when he's blowing triple digits past the other guys.

7 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 8, 2016 10:29 am

Includes an opt-out after three years; I say let him walk. Yanks have a lot of relief coming down the pipe, with Betances as his understudy. While 100+mph relievers don't grow on trees, he might be a luxury they can afford to let go of at that point. Meanwhile, he keeps the team interesting through the end of the game as they develop. The key thing is if he stays relatively healthy throughout.

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