MLB: Two former Red Sox pitchers have generated too much interest; one of them is an All Star and World Series champion

The markets for the righty Nathan Eovaldi and lefty Matt Strahm they are “warming up”. It is speculated that one of them could sign before the Winter Meetings, which begin next Sunday, December 4. No team is specifically tied to the two pitchers, but it’s no surprise they’re generating a lot of interest.

Both have shown various levels of quality in the past, but neither is likely to land a massive contract., which means that very few clubs would be excluded from their offer. Since almost every outfit could use a few extra arms, it makes sense that a lot of them would be kicking the tires:

Eovaldi is an established starter in the mid-rotation, but has proven capable of pushing his production up front. In 2021, he made 32 starts for the Red Sox, pitching 182 1/3 innings in the process. His 3.75 ERA may seem just decent, but his 25.5% strikeout rate and 4.6% walk rate were a few points better than average.

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Advanced metrics felt he deserved much better, with his 2.79 FIP nearly a full run better than his ERA. FanGraphs wins over replacement, which is based on FIP, gave Eovaldi 5.7 on the season. That was the third-highest tally among all MLB pitchers that year, trailing only Corbin Burnes and Zack Wheeler.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Two former Red Sox pitchers have generated too much interest; one of them is an All Star and World Series champion