The Red Sox have re-signed Nathan Eovaldi to a 4 year, $67.5 Million deal. The Postseason horse is back in the barn. Because of the lack of home grown talent, and a shallow free agent pool, this was a move the Red Sox needed to make.
When we pull out the winter coats and see our heating bills rise, the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement is soon to follow. This year is year 7 of 10 for Roger Clemens. This is a man with 7 Cy Young awards and 354 wins. So why isn’t he in the Hall Of Fame right now?
We all know the answer to that question. His PED use. Or his alleged PED use. That story is so overdone and convoluted I’m not going to dive into it here. Instead I’m going to go through a Red Sox fan’s journey to acceptance of The Rocket.
The Baseball Hot Stove is beginning it’s winter warm up. There are reports out there that the New York Mets are open to trading Noah Syndergaard. Could Thor be in the Red Sox future? Cue the Led Zeppelin and put on your mittens while we take a look.
Rob Manfred is about to get a contract extension to remain The Commissioner of Major League Baseball for another 5 years. That is outstanding news for all baseball fans, because Mr. Manfred is a man on a mission to save our beautiful game.
And why does our game need saving? Because ratings and attendance are down, more every year. How is it that the World Series between Boston and LA, two historical franchises, had reduced ratings of 20% over the prior year? Because people hate the Red Sox. Oh, and it takes too long. The game simply takes too long.
A shock-wave spread across the MLB Hot Stove when Buster Olney reported that the Chicago Cubs could trade Kris Bryant. The Red Sox system is bare, but Rafael Devers is young, cheap, talented, and a powerful trade chip.
One of the surprises of the 2019 Free Agency crop in Major League baseball is that Charlie Morton is available. The Astros did not sign him before he hit free agency and they did not extend him a qualifying offer.
Why does that matter to the Red Sox? Because Nathan Eovaldi is suddenly starting to attract attention in the market. A quick google search will show the Yankees’ interest. And shockingly, curve ball enthusiast Lance McCullers is going to miss the 2019 season for the Astros due to Tommy John Surgery. According to many, this puts Eovaldi on the Astros list.