- Jul 16, 2005
Free-agent RHP Nathan Eovaldi in agreement with #RedSox, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.
As long as they're not asking for a premium prospect in return, I think they could find a taker for the whole deal. 1/21M (but only a 20M hit on the luxury tax count) is in no way an unmovable deal, especially for a guy who consistently throws 180+ innings each year.how much money could they really unload on that?
The risky devil you know is better than the one you don't.I figured he'd get 3/$50MM ($16.7MM AAV), but it looks like he earned himself an extra year and a few bucks with the remainder of his postseason. I really don't mind the extra year if it means not missing out on the three.
A lot of risk here, but I love his upside (and his actual results in 2018 with the Sox).
Kelly is the only other name on my wish list. If they got him, I'd take a nap until spring.This is fantastic. And sue me, I want Joe Kelly back too. I tend to doubt that I will get my wish, but a man can dream.
I wonder whether this signals that the Sox will not be super aggressive on keeping Sale after his current deal expires.
I could see a few select teams interested. He's a good fit for San Francisco, where his home run tendencies would be kept in check and he'd stabilize a rotation destroyed by injuries to Cueto and Samardzija, but I can't tell if they're trying this year. The Angels have already put their chips in and could use him for the year Ohtani is on the shelf. Oakland has a big park and needs innings. And who knows what Brodie wants to do.There's a market for him at 1/20. Maybe just prospects, maybe less expensive reliever(s). But they don;t need to pay part of the freight to move him.