The Boston Red Sox shook the Major League Baseball landscape Tuesday by acquiring left-hander Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox for prospects Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz.
The Red Sox already were a good team, evidenced by their American League East title in 2016, but adding one of the best pitchers in baseball to a rotation that already includes David Price and reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello is a huge move that should increase Boston’s chances of landing its fourth World Series title since 2004.
That said, it’s not like the Red Sox failed to pay a high price, as Moncada and Kopech are two of baseball’s most highly regarded farmhands.
So did Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski make the right decision by going all in for 2017? Who’s now the odd man out in Boston’s revamped rotation? What other moves could be in store?
NESN.com’s Ricky Doyle and Mike Cole conducted a Facebook live chat Tuesday immediately following reports that Boston had landed Sale. Hear their reaction, thoughts and analysis in the video above.
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