chris sale

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Rob Bradford
March 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
It's difficult to take issue with the Chris Sale contract, from either side. For the Red Sox, it is the proof in their pudding that lessons were learned from botching the Jon Lester deal back in 2014. You need an ace, an anchor. Their pursuit of such an item since the departure of Lester took the...
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Rob Bradford
March 22, 2019 - 3:33 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Chris Sale said this past offseason he would certainly welcome a phone call from the Red Sox regarding a contract extension. Well, the phone rang, he answered and a deal reportedly has gotten done. According to multiple reports Sale and the Red Sox have agreed to a five-year...
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Ryan Hannable
March 22, 2019 - 12:37 pm
It looks like Chris Sale will be a member of the Red Sox for the foreseeable future. According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe , the Red Sox and Sale are nearing an agreement on a contract extension. The left-hander was scheduled to be a free agent after the season. Sale, who will turn 30 later...
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Ryan Hannable
March 17, 2019 - 10:53 am
It's official, Chris Sale will start for the Red Sox on Opening Day in Seattle. Red Sox manager Alex Cora made the announcement Sunday morning when speaking to reporters in Fort Myers. “Very easy. Yeah. Very easy," he said. "What he did last year, obviously he didn’t pitch towards the end, we took...
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John Tomase
March 16, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Chris Sale made his Red Sox debut two years ago in West Palm Beach with the adrenaline of a World Series tilt. He pumped 97 mph fastballs in the first inning vs. the Astros and then expressed frustration that he had lasted only two innings instead of his allotted three. He admitted feeling "...
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Jim Hackett
March 12, 2019 - 8:43 am
This is the second installment of a multi-part series ... Part 1: Kevin Garnett I just got back from a weekend in Ft. Myers centered on Red Sox spring training. From our pre-game perch outside of the ballpark at the base of the training fields, I was unsurprised to find just one of the Red Sox top-...
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Nick Friar
March 11, 2019 - 5:04 pm
FORT MYERS—After reaching the 200-inning mark for the fourth time in five years in 2017, Chris Sale missed roughly two months of 2018 with shoulder problems, never fully rebounding in the postseason. Coming on the heels of a Sale's fatigued 2017 postseason, Red Sox manager Alex Cora entered 2018...
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Nick Friar
March 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm
FORT MYERS—With the news of Steven Wright receiving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, attention not only falls on the knuckleballer, but his teammates. In particular, fellow pitchers Rick Porcello and Chris Sale have both been outspoken about the use...
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Rob Bradford
March 03, 2019 - 9:26 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The conversation was appropriate all things considered. While there are few pitchers in Major League Baseball with the qualifications of Chris Sale, the need to predict the pitcher's future seems part of his current existence. Sale is in the last year of his contract with the...
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Rob Bradford
March 01, 2019 - 7:03 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's supposed to be a simple equation. You're a Major League Baseball player who has earned the right to make a significant career choice. Hence, FREE agency. Want to prioritize a certain organization in a specific part of the country? Sure. Or perhaps it's more about getting a...
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