It's hard to understand the contract for Chris Sale, on both sides.
For Red Sox, this is the proof in their pudding that the lessons were learned from the destruction of the deal by John Leresh in 2014. ace, anchor. Their pursuit of such an object after Leicester's departure took Sox to five aces (Clay Buholtz, Joe Kelly, Wade Miley, Rick Porcello Justin Masteron) before distributing $ 217 million (David Price) to the puzzle piece.
Finally, they got it right. Chris Sale. They hit the sweet place. So we really did not need to like and change the course once again, especially with a deal that would have been two (and potentially three) years shorter than the price. The best free agent on this market was Patrick Corbin, who signed a six-year deal with US $ 1
This is a good deal for Red Sox. The same can be said from the point of view of the pitcher. He wanted to sign with this team, but he did it while being treated fair enough, so that the next wave of free-agent rotation does not pay the price.
"I think that if you look at this as a whole on both sides, I think it's quite fair for both sides," said Saleh. That's why I signed it. For me the best deal was not the most money, right? This is for some people, and I respect him. In fact, I would tell people to do so. free agency, maximize your opportunities, take everything you can, we have a very small window as athletes in every sport to maximize our opportunity because we can not do it for 30 years but for me to leave my house for two extra months, Raising my son from school, I managed to handle all his little league practices. He has 14 games, I've seen six of them. We will leave the same day, so it's pretty cool. I have two sons and I have another baby so I want to be around my family. This is where I live, that's where I went to school, here I've established my life, it's the best possible deal for me. Money is what it is. "
But simply because the agreement seems logical for both sides does not mean there is no point to overcome when it comes to what might mean all of this. For example …
ABOUT THE OPT-OUT
The sale has one after the season 2022, not accidentally after the expiration of the current CBA.
"This is more than my agent," says Sale, whose five-year extension does not start until the campaign by 2020. "I do not know much about this, but I believe that the same is when the new collective labor agreement has expired, which, in business sense, I think it's good." I mean, hey man, I just signed it.
Withdrawals are often mistakenly identified as a player's advantage, and this is certainly the reason for this, but this can also be positive for the team
The sale will be held for four seasons until that decision is taken, and life will be like a pitcher in the mid-1930s in order to get $ 27.5 million in each of the final guaranteed years of his contract, perhaps it would be a disgrace for Red Sox, who may still be desperate for the services of the pitcher, but perhaps not. or else he gives Sox four years to figure out a exit strategy.
More times than not, if players perform at a decent level, they are misled by finding more money on the free market or using the option – yes take leverage for a new deal. Price did not for the obvious reason: Can you imagine what the 33-year-old would have been in this market? It certainly would not be closer to the Red Sox payment day. But Clayton Kershaw? He was the last to use this option to siphon another year, despite the decline in performance.
Oh, and with regard to this exit strategy.
Price contracts and Nathan Eovaldi also expire after the 2022 season. Eduardo Rodriguez is under control until 2021. Along with the sale situation, these exits put Red Sox's feet in the fire. The moment is coming to see if this new philosophy in the development of the young pinning will be established.
Darwinz Hernandez seems a very real option when it comes to banking on an early perspective, but it still has a long Bravo. After Hernandez? Jay Groome has entered 17 professional matches after being accepted into the 2016 project and is now back from Tommy John's operation. Another first tournament, Tanner Hawk, showed some progress after changing his approach and then re-turning it into Single-A, but was not exactly dominating the road to 4.24 ERA. Brian Mata is 19 and is promising, but … Brian Mata is 19 and is promising.
The Red Sox has bought time, how much is yet to be determined
SOLD OUT SALE?
It does not take much time to call WEEI to suggest that the sale should change its regime and put priority on 20-30 pounds of muscle. More protein shakes !!!! No.
Selling is what he is. He is tall and tall and thin and throws in some strange way. Live with him. Red Sox are ready.
The good news is that although the 6-foot 6 pitcher, which is on the list of 180 pounds, really trains more than most. He does not deal with the press, but there is a lot of work anyone can ask for. This is the best selling scenario and the kind of example you would like your ace to show to those young people who come behind it.
It is supposed that the Sale is built for long distances is a risky proposition. That's why designing a price like a seven-year deal has always been awkward. But when asked about the shelf life at the beginning of the spring training, the pitcher offered an interesting and quite convincing way of dealing with the reality of longevity pulling.
"It works I was able to use it I do not think it's a mechanic I think it's a sequence Explain WEEI.com Selling – You can have a person who throws over but if he does not repeat mechanics he's going to be hurt again and again he's going to hurt He's tilted by three different slots The front side goes out The legs are not strong I do not care what kind of mechanics do you have, you will not stand, you will not have sustained success
"We have boys that throw here, here and here, all of them proved to be successful. The more you can repeat what you do … Walking. If you start walking differently, you will have knee problems. But if you walk the same way over and over, you will be fine. So I've always focused on what I'm doing instead of doing something different that may or may not be useful. "
The sale added:" If you look at these guys who work out of season, all these guys follow. "Obviously you will not be 55 or 60 years old and you are still throwing baseball at 95 mph, no matter how hard you work." But shoot, Nolan Ryan was 45 throw 98. There are two things: Repeat mechanics and hard work. There is nothing you can do instead of what will bring you the same result.
"Just repeat it again and again. That's it. "
WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT OTHER FREE AGENCIES
It's time to restart Red Sox's free agent ranking
This really has little impact on Mookie Betts. are trying to compare the willingness of Sale to take a little less to stay in Boston with Bets's proclamation that they will most likely be able to hit the free agency they are missing out on the question Bets' mantra is that he wants to be treated fairly This does not necessarily mean getting the biggest deal of all time but it will bring something close but not to be treated fairly should not be equated with greed because you know what? The sale probably had the same purpose It wanted to be treated fairly and in your mind Not apples for apples
After Sales and Betts, it seems that Red Sox's priority is to conclude Xander Bogarts, the way things get shaken may be tough
Bogaerts strives to become the highest paid position of the player market after this season thanks to the extensions signed by Nolan Arenado and Paul G oldschmidt. Anthony Rendon is still in play, but the citizens of the country seem motivated not to lose another player to the fundamental position. And if Rendon gets out of the board, it will leave interesting dynamics when it comes to the money the Yankees have to spend on the left side of their infrastructure. (Shortspeekers Didi Gregorius and Troy Toulovitsky are also in the last years of their contracts.) And for what it is worth, Rendon and Bogarts share the same agent, one Scott Boras.
J.D. Martinez? He told WEEI.com last week that there had been no talks with Red Sox about the revision of his current deal that would allow him to retire after this season. It is assumed that Martinez is as valuable as Martinez is on the pitch, Sox slows down that the attacker is scared by the current landscape of free agents, especially since the younger Goldsmith jumped out of his five-year deal for $ 130 million. Will Sox slugger make more than $ 23.75 million to pull in 2019? There are no guarantees. Where it's interesting is that the refusal after 2020, as the annual figure for the past two years of the deal falls below $ 20 million.
And then there is Rick Porcello. , representing the kind of consistency and leadership that a team must prioritize. Of all the beginners that Red Sox is slowing on, Porcello offers perhaps the most security due to age, style and health history. But Red Sox can look to the right there is too much luxury item pointing to this rotating place where they begin to develop Hernandez in the world after 2019. But perhaps Red Sox have come to the idea that all these guys on contract for the foreseeable future may not be a bad idea. /
I think that if you look at the general style of victory, I think it starts with a startup and seems to have some horses in that rotation and I think that's a plus, "said Saleh. "It's a big step in the right direction to win, and as I said I like to win Last year was great and I want to keep doing it And he said we got four dudes in the foreseeable future and we got the fifth we would we wanted to stay around … "
" Of course, no doubt, "Dave Dombrovski said," Everybody is pushing in. Better and I think everyone is here, I think that shows a lot. We know that Rick has left, but that shows what we have here We will never be content with anything Continue to push and try to win land and especially by established guys who do not see very often, you know it is a special thing that you need to have a very special feature that I have and I think we will move forward as I like where we are. "