BOSTON – Two days after the Red Sox president of the baseball game, Dave Dombrowski said about Nathan Eovaldi "He…
BOSTON – Two days after the Red Sox president of the baseball game, Dave Dombrowski said about Nathan Eovaldi “He is a guy we would love to keep”, indicating that flame-retarded right is close to returning to the World Series champions.
An executive from a club believed to be in Eovaldi told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand that he had heard Boston quit a store and added that in his eyes “The market is really only Red Sox at this time.”
BOSTON – Two days after the Red Sox president of the baseball game, Dave Dombrowski of Nathan Eovaldi said “He is a guy we would love to keep” indications that the flamescope right is close to returning to world champions .
An executive from a club believed to be in Eovaldi told MLB.coms Mark Feinsand that he heard Boston shut down on a deal and added that in his eyes “the market is only the red sox on th is point.
• The recent Eovaldi Liberty Movement
Robert Murray of the Athletic added that negotiations between Red Sox and their 28-year-old postseason hero are “intensifying”. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman hears that a four-year agreement of approximately $ 17 million annually is discussed.
If Red Sox can sign the 28-year-old Eovaldi, it would be the completion of one of their best goals for this offseason. Eovaldi would round out a potentially dominant rotation that also includes Chris Sale David Price Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez .
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This would mean that the masters would have their entire rotation and all their key positioners back for a club aimed at being MLB’s first repeat champion since Yankees in 2000.
And by securing Eovaldi, Dombrowski would be able to lay most of his focus at next week’s winter meeting to strengthen a thief that could lose weight Craig Kimbrel and key setup man Joe Kelly to the free agency.
Another ability to hold Eovaldi for Red Sox would keep him away from the club’s top competitors.
The Yankees are one of several other teams who have asked about Eovaldi’s services. So also Houston Astros, the team Boston took out in five matches last year’s American League Championship Series.
Dombrowski acquired Eovaldi from the rays back on July 25 for lefty Jalen Beeks .  Eovaldi destroyed himself to the Red Sox fans by being a Yankee killer, going 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA in four starts against New York after the trade, including his victory in game 3 in the AL Division.
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He also made a big impact in ALCS, wins Game 3 against Astros with a solid six-inning start and then get four big outs out of the bullpen in clinching game 5.
but it was in the world series that Eovaldi took it to another level. He fired a perfect eighth inning in games 1 and 2 at Fenway Park in order to preserve victories over Dodgers. And in the 18-in-game epic that was Game 3 in the Dodger Stadium, Eovaldi, who was to start Game 4, came out of the bullpen to deliver six innings and was considered a hero for Sox, even though he gave up the walk-off homer to Max Muncy .
“He’s a game buster,” said Red Corona’s boss Alex Cora about Eovaldi earlier this week. “We know what he has. He actually went by mixing up his places and attacking guys in different places. There are many teams [after] him, but hopefully it happens and he is part of this.”
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Ian Browne has covered Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @ IanMBrowne and Facebook.