The Red Sox had “late night talks” with the White Sox about Chris Sale

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USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets that the Red Sox had “late-night talks” with the White Sox regarding a Chris Sale trade.

We’ve been speculating about a Sale trade for some time, with the Dodgers most often mentioned as the top destination. The Red Sox, however, have a ton of prospects from which to deal, however, and putting Sale in the Boston rotation next to David Price would certainly bolster the Red Sox’ chances this year. And next year. And two years after that given how long Sale is under contract.

Which is to say: if the Red Sox or anyone else wants to pry Sale away from Chicago, it’ll take a pretty big haul.