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WATCH: Chris Sale, Hanley Ramirez drain full-court shots at FGCU game

The Red Sox’s newly-acquired pitcher Chris Sale played baseball at Florida Gulf Coast University, so he and a few of his new teammates hit up Thursday night’s game against Stetson. Sale, Hanley Ramirez and Joe Kelly hit the court after the game to show off their skills — specifically, half and full-court shots. It started with Sale swishing a half-court shot with ease. Hanley...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox hope to be carried by Sale, Porcello and Price

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Red Sox hope adding Chris Sale to a rotation that already included Rick Porcello and David Price will boost the team to its first World Series title since 2013. ''Boston's like the Golden State Warriors now in baseball,'' New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said during the offseason. Porcello is the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner and Price...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale and the American League East

I still haven’t quite wrapped my head around the fact that Chris Sale is in the Red Sox rotation. It will probably require me seeing him pitch in a Red Sox uniform for it to fully sink in – the beat writers’ grainy, from-a-distance Spring Training videos of bullpen sessions don’t count. I mean, this guy has been one of the five best pitchers in the American League over the...
Via BP Boston
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest

It’s a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League Central by 17.5 games and had competition from only one other team over the .500 mark. Being in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale cracks 'throwback' joke about jersey fiasco

Chris Sale’s ability to throw a baseball isn’t really in doubt. But the left-hander raised a few eyebrows off the field last season during a bizarre incident with the Chicago White Sox’s front office.Sale has changed “Sox,” though, and he’s clearly ready to put that thread behind him.The Boston Red Sox’s prized offseason acquisition addressed the media Tuesday at the...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 starting pitchers in baseball heading into spring training

Without a doubt, pulling apart the ten best arms in the game at any point is a tough-to-nearly-impossible task. However, in today’s game, with a firmly established group of top arms between the ages of 27-33, it is a specifically tough group to crack. It could be argued that even cracking the top 20 is a feat, as even last year’s American League Cy Young winner is the third best...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Feeling Welcomed By Teammates, Fans Since Joining Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox’s annual “Baseball Winter Weekend,” isn’t just an opportunity for fans to meet their favorite current and former players. It’s also an opportunity for new players, like starting pitcher Chris Sale, to get their first glimpses at Red Sox Nation and interact with their new teammates. And Sale already is liking what he’s seeing. “A couple of the...
Via NESN.com
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Sale Looks Toward Upcoming Season At Red Sox’s Winter Weekend

It’s never too early to start thinking baseball. The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season still is a few months away, but the Boston Red Sox kicked things off early at Foxwoods Resort Casino at their annual “Baseball Winter Weekend.” One of the highlights from Friday’s events was when prized offseason acquisition Chris Sale donned a Red Sox jersey. Red Sox Winter...
Via NESN.com
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

It Doesn’t Sound Like Chris Sale Will Be On Twitter, Social Media Any Time Soon

If you want to interact with Chris Sale next season, you’re going to have to do it at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox ace spoke to the media after joining the team via trade on Dec. 6, but of course not everything Sale said made it into the mainstream. So when The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham published some of the more interesting tidbits, Sale’s answer about his social media...
Via NESN.com
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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