Welcome to our 2019 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2019. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player every day. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question from the season preview and look ahead to the 2020 season. We’ll be going in alphabetical order of the players on this list. You can look over that list, too, and drop a name in the comments if you think I left anyone out who should be mentioned here. Got it? Good. Today we focus on Chris Sale.
2019 in One Sentence
Chris Sale’s 2019 started with a contract extension, is ending with trade speculation and was filled with injury and disappointment in between.
One could easily argue that Chris Sale was the face of the Red Sox’ struggles as a star pitcher on the wrong side of 30 who suffered an injury and was just generally disappointing even when he was on the field. That perception, while certainly not unfair, does mask that there were some good signs for his…