Chris Sale, when healthy, is undoubtedly one of the best pitchers in all major league baseball and was a key player in the Red Sox season, where they finished World Series champions. However, the story could be very different.
In the low season of 2016, Sale was one of the most coveted pieces of change back then, when he was in the White Sox of Chicago, and it was rumored that the New York Yankees were after the pitcher. However, Sale ends up in the Red Sox and the rest is history.
And in spite of everything, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the general manager of the Yankees, Brian Cashman does not regret not having made the change for Chris Sale:
"Thank God we did not change, the truth. We would be missing several vital components of our team at this time. The truth, we would not have gotten anywhere if we had made the change with the White Sox."
The Red Sox were encouraged to make the change with the White Sox and sent several players who probably do not miss, as for example, the then number one prospect of the organization, Yoan Moncada; as well as the pitching prospect Michael Kopech, outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe, and pitcher Victor Diaz