Originally Posted by DumpJerry
Why are some Sox fans so desperate to get rid of Sale? Has Trout ever gotten a called third strike on Joe Mauer that left Mauer talking to himself for the rest of the game? How many teams make it to the Promised Land with mediocre pitching, but one or two really good position players? It starts with pitching.
You're talking about one of the best pitchers in baseball versus a guy that that's not only the best all around player in the game, cheap, controlled five more years, but also likely to be both the best player of the next generation and possibly one of the top players of all time. He had what most people would reasonably call not only the best rookie campaign in history, but one of the best all around single seasons of any player all time. And he's doing it again this year, almost an exact blueprint. It obviously wasn't an aberration.