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Chris Sale Has No Hard Feelings For White Sox As He Gets Ready To Face Them

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Boston Red Sox Ace Chris Sale Has No Hard Feelings For White Sox As He Gets Ready To Face Them On Tuesday Night For The First Time

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is set to take on his former team the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday for the first time as an opponent.

Red Sox manager John Farrell is ecstatic to have Sale on his team this time around in Chicago.

“Grateful he’s in our uniform,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “He’s off to a fantastic start for us.”

Don Cooper, Sale’s only pitching coach in Chicago, has watched with more pride in the way Sale has performed in Boston instead of envy or jealousy.

“There’s no question he’s getting better,” Cooper said. “Listen, for his time here, he put up Hall of Fame numbers, other than maybe the win column. If you do that for a handful of more years, well, he’s going to put himself in position to possibly be a Hall of Famer someday if he stays healthy, and I think he will.”

Sale on the other hand also has no hard feelings towards anyone in Chicago and he really enjoyed his time playing in the Windy City for the other Sox.

“There’s no hard feelings,” said Sale. “It just came to a point in time where that’s what needed to happen.”

“More so than anything, I just want to let everyone know that I appreciated my time here,” he said. “There’s a couple blips on the radar amongst a lot of really good times. More times than not, it was great here, and I appreciated it.”

On Monday for the first time Sale had walked into the visiting clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and it took some time to getting used to, but after several minutes it felt like home for Sale.

“So walking in there was kind of getting my bearings straight,” he said. “But it feels good. It feels good to be back.”

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Red Sox Have Signed JD Martinez

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Time for a celebration Red Sox fans, the team has reportedly signed a big-time bat.

According to Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent DH/OF J.D. Martinez.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the deal is for five years with a player opt-out option after two seasons. The deal is valued at $110 million with it being a front loaded contract prior to the opt out. Full terms will be revealed later.

Martinez has played for three teams in his career starting off in Houston, moving to Detroit, and then being traded to Arizona this past season. The 30-year-old has had his fair share of struggles in major league baseball but was able to figure it all out in 2017 by belting 45 home runs between the Tigers and Diamondbacks with a .303 batting average and 104 RBIs.

Martinez’s role with the Red Sox is unclear at the moment but he can be expected to DH and the corner outfield positions. Having the opt-out in the contract is a huge incentive for Martinez who will likely be playing like it is a contract year given the front-loaded nature of the deal.

Boston has landed their guy, the question is will it be enough for them to contend with the New York Yankees?

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Boston Red Sox Are Close To Signing JD Martinez

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Red Sox fans everywhere can start to rejoice as the big move the team desperately needed is getting closer to completion.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Boston Red Sox and free agent J.D. Martinez are closing in on a deal.

Other reports have also confirmed that a deal is imminent but that Dave Dombrowski and the team have yet to acknowledge or confirm anything is done or nearing completion. It does appear however that talks between Martinez and the Red Sox are at an all-time high and their seems to be high confidence that both sides will come to terms on a deal in the near future.

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John Henry, Red Sox Owner: ‘We really don’t need to be popular. We need to win.’

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Ever wonder why Boston Red Sox fans or Liverpool fans have shown a hatred towards John Henry? Well if you did look no further than his idiotic and out of touch comments that he made on Monday during his yearly media availability.

Red Sox owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner were asked if they were concerned about the level of popularity of the current team compared to past years.

Wener, one of the producers of Roseanne went first.

“I don’t quite see it the way some of the fans see it. I respect their point of view but I think we’ve got a fun team and if it’s healthy I think were going to be — we’ll bring the fans back,” Werner said. “Obviously we’re in a market where there’s a lot of excellence. We’ve got four championship teams and they’re all playing extremely well. So hopefully now it’s the beginning of spring training and we can have some focus on the Red Sox.”

Henry provided a follow-up that was a bit odd for an owner that makes money off of people liking his teams.

“We really don’t need to be popular,” he said. “We need to win.”

For a team so image conscious the statement is bizarre. But hey, maybe Henry is checked out and will sell the team.

There are plenty of other things to do in the summer than watch Red Sox baseball, maybe fans should take Henry’s lead and turn off the team if they fail to win.

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