MLB Rumors: Red Sox Weighing Offers For Top Starter

The Boston Red Sox are in an unenviable position. Their fans expect them to compete—always. But their record and performance tells them they ought to sell. The result is that teams are making calls to GM Chaim Bloom. And he is listening, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

Now, the Red Sox’ most available and viable starting pitcher is up for grabs, as teams put in offers for former All-Star Nate Eovaldi. The hard-throwing right-hander isn’t having his best season, sitting with a 4.43 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. But he is still striking out a batter per inning, and has an impressive 80:14 strikeout to walk ratio. And last season, his All-Star performance included a 3.75 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and an MLB-low 1.7 walks per nine innings. 

With Luis Castillo out of the mix, headed to Seattle, and Frankie Montas coming off a recent injury, Eovaldi could be one of the most sought-after arms out there, if the offer makes it worth Boston’s while. 

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