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Chris Sale is MLB Network’s seventh best starting pitcher

Chris Sale’s arrival changes the face of Red Sox pitching and once more MLB Network has a Sox player among the best in the game!

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Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia have already been honored in the shortstop and second base rankings but now it’s time for starting pitchers - and the Red Sox have one of the highlights.

Trading Yoan Moncada for Chris Sale was one of the biggest moves of the offseason. Slotting into a rotation with David Price and reigning Cy Young winner Rick Porcello gives the Red Sox one of the strongest rotations in baseball.

Having a pitcher among the best in baseball is a long way from “Who’s the ace?” Did MLB Network get this one right?