Chris Sale won his first World Series this past season in Boston, and now it appears he is on the verge of getting a huge contract. Although the left-handed ace is set to make $15 million for this year, it's fair to call that a bargain price for his services.
Boston didn't have a bonafide superstar on its starting rotation until the acquisition of Sale. In two seasons with the Red Sox, the All-Star owns a 29-12 record with a 2.56 ERA.
Sale is entering the final year of his contract, but that won't last for long. In order to keep the championship window open for years to come, the Red Sox are working on an extension for him.
While the actual contract isn't official just yet, the details of his future deal are pretty impressive.
The extension would most likely pay Sale $150 million over five years, per MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Locking up Sale for the foreseeable future allows Boston to remain firmly in the playoff picture. This deal would keep him in town until he is 35 years old.
It's apparent that general manager Dave Dombrowski isn't taking his foot off the gas with this win-now roster. Outside of not having Craig Kimbrel, the Red Sox are bound for more postseason success.
With a loaded lineup helping out the pitching staff, it's possible the AL East once again runs through Fenway Park.