Red Sox land Chris Sale
Life in the AL East just got tougher for the Rays with the Red Sox landing All-Star LHP Chris Sale.
The trade, according to multiple reports, cost the Sox top prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech and two others (OF Luis Alexander Basabe, RHP Victor Diaz).
The Red Sox now have a rotation that includes Sale, the Lakeland product, plus Cy Young Award winners David Price and Rick Porcello.
The deal could also impact the trade market for the Rays starters, as they have yet to have to have any team meet their understandably high price for Chris Archer.
To this point, most of the interest has been in RHP Alex Cobb and LHP Drew Smyly, who are available at a lower cost because they come with less control.