The Braves have a strong interest in Chris Sale

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The White Sox may or may not have a fire sale, but if they do, the biggest item that will go out the door is ace starter Chris Sale. If they put him on the block there will be no shortage of clubs interested in him. Jon Heyman says, however, that one club is trying to get to the front of the line.

Heyman says the Braves are showing a “strong” interest in Sale. Which, while they are coming off of a 93-loss season, have a very strong farm system from which to deal and which have already struck quickly this offseason, adding Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey to their starting rotation.

It will take a hefty, hefty package of prospects to land Sale, of course, as he is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball, but he comes cheap too: he is owed just $38 million over the next three seasons.