Boston Red Sox Rumors: Chris Sale Being Linked to Contender

Chris Sale emerged as a trade candidate during the offseason, but the Boston Red Sox opted to keep him. However, if Boston continues to struggle during the 2023 season, there is a chance that they listen to offers for Sale again. One team that reportedly has an interest in acquiring the ace is the Philadelphia Phillies.

It makes sense that the Phillies are open to acquiring Sale from the Red Sox. After all, they are looking to build off of their World Series appearance this past postseason and could use another high-impact starter because of it. When Sale is healthy and at his best, he is exactly that. 

Sale was limited to only two appearances last season, where he had a 0-1 record to go along with a 3.18 ERA. With that, he has only pitched in 11 total games since 2020, so there is no question that there is some risk in acquiring him. Yet, when noting that he is also a seven-time All-Star, it may be a gamble that the Phillies could make. Alas, we will need to wait and see if their interest in Sale results in a blockbuster trade from here.

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