The Red Sox gave up top prospect Yoan Moncada a top pitching prospect in Michael Kopech and minor leaguers Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz. What they got in return may be worth it. They got an absolute ace in now former Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale. “The ability to get a Chris Sale doesn’t come along very often,” Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. Personally, I was stunned to hear that Moncada was traded. He had a .277 batting average with 11 home runs. The Red Sox also made a big investment in Moncada paying over 31 million dollars to sign him out of Cuba. Manager John Farrell also talked about the acquisition saying; “The best thing is that we don’t have to face him anymore. This is a reminder of how aggressive our ownership and Dave is going to be to try to give us a chance to win every time we take the field.” In seven seasons with the Chicago White Sox Sale was 74-50 with a 3.00 ERA and 1,244 strikeouts in 1,110 innings pitched. The Red Sox now have a stellar starting rotation that includes David Price Rick Porcello and now Sale. Damn the Red Sox are going to be really good.