Just when you think things can’t get worse for the Boston Red Sox they somehow manage to get more bad news.
This offseason sure has been fun for Boston Red Sox fans. Just when things seem like they can’t get worse the Red Sox find a way.
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Thanks to an illness Chris Sale will start the season on the injured list. Well isn’t that just wonderful?
Sale reported to Spring Training with pneumonia and that has caused him to get behind schedule in his preparation for the season.
Honestly, there are some positives to come from the situation. At least this isn’t an arm or elbow issue and is just simply an illness. Another injury to his arm and Sale could be facing some serious consequences.
But the Red Sox are going to need a strong starting rotation if they want to be succesful. Without Sale, there is going to be a lot of pressure on Eduardo Rodriguez and Nathan Eovaldi to have great starts to the season.
Ever since Sale has been on the Red Sox he has struggled with injuries. Since joining Boston his starts have only continued to drop. His innings pitched are even lower while his ERA continues to soar.
Sale starting the season on the injured list could mean that Eduardo Rodriguez gets to take center stage. E-Rod is coming off a great season going 19-6 with over 200 strikeouts and a 3.81 ERA. If he can continue to improve he will just take the No.1 spot right from Sale.
So hopefully the Red Sox will start to turn things around because I don’t think the fans can take hearing any more bad news.