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The Red Sox still need starting pitching, but it’s obvious they’re not willing to just throw cash around. The Tigers reportedly inked Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80 million deal on Friday. Before Sanchez signed the big contract, however, the Red Sox talked to the right-hander, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The Sox reportedly weren’t willing to go as high as $80 million, though. The Red Sox have been adamant about not wanting to make long-term commitments this offseason. In addition to showing restraint with Sanchez, they also wouldn’t go beyond three years with Josh Hamilton, who reportedly signed a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels on Thursday. Sanchez’s deal shows just how desperate teams are for quality starters. The righty has been a solid hurler through his seven-year career, but his contract is clearly a reflection of the current market. Sanchez, who will turn 29 in February, went 9-13 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.267 WHIP in 31 starts split between the Ma...
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