Chris Sale had a memorable 2018. His accomplishments include a strikeout rate of nearly 40 percent, a 2.11 ERA and the successful opportunity to close out the Red Sox’s World Series title.
Sale put himself firmly in the running for the American League Cy Young award but finished fourth, behind Blake Snell, Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber. While I do agree with the voters that Snell was the most deserving of the honor, Sale’s fourth place finish was likely due to his innings total more than anything else.
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