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Chris Sale More than Thrilled to Play for the Boston Red Sox

By Brian Ang
on Mar 17, 2017 06:15 AM EDT
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Chris Sale Boosts Red Sox Playoff Run
The Boston Red Sox will be getting extra firepower with the lefty hurler Sale on the mound. (Photo : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8wGYEdL3bv1ZaN8l8xC_pQ/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y-vROBNisE)

It is ironic to know that the team who has snared Chris Sale back in December last year has been critical of him during the past seasons. The competitive hurler has been a marked man so to speak. This apparent bitterness has been acknowledged by Boston Red Sox President Dave Dombrowski.

According to the long-time team executive, he has a negative view of Chris Sale. The truth is Dombrowski has always been uneasy anytime he sees the pitcher in his White Sox uniform. What made the President disliked the former Chicago player so much is the latter's sturdiness.

Throughout his time wearing the White Sox outfit, Chris Sale has been an All-Star for five straight years since 2012. His pitching prowess is definitely something else. Dombrowski has pointed out that the knuckleballer knows how to find ways in order to propel his team to victory.

Considering the significance of Sale's durability on the mound, the Boston Red Sox has wasted no time in acquiring him. In a blockbuster deal, Chicago gave up its strong-willed pitcher for Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Basabe and Victor Diaz. With highly-proficient players like David Price and Rick Porcello already on the team, Boston has been perceived to only get better.

Chris Sale has learned to like Dombrowski, too. He has considered the Red Sox executive as a best friend. This approach has been attributed to the fact that the knuckleballer has found his niche in the much brighter lights of Fenway Park.

However, there ought to be other reasons why Sale is enjoying his time as a Boston Red Sox. Primarily, his team's spring training camp is only thirty minutes away from his home. The place is adjacent to Florida Gulf Coast University where he attended college.

More importantly, Chris Sale is now on a franchise that has claimed three World Series crowns since 2004 with eight playoff berths over the last 14 seasons. Although he reiterates that Chicago has always been special to him, what he does not like about being a White Sox is donning on those throwback jerseys. For a top six Cy Young candidate in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the last five years, winning, which Chicago had a hard time earning, means a lot.

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