— MLB (@MLB) July 10, 2017
Well this should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, as Sale has unquestionably been the best overall pitcher in the A.L through the first half of the MLB season.
11-4 record, 2.75 ERA, 178 SO, with a .200 AVG against and .90 WHIP in 127.1 IP.
Sale is a close second in the AL in wins and ERA but besides that, leads the AL in every other major statistical category.
Dave Dombrowski gets a lot of flack for trading away players and prospects left and right (a certain Mayor of a certain city comes to mind particularly) but the large bounty Dombrowski paid for Sale was certainly worth the price.