Boston Red Sox

After the trade, are you more or less confident in the Sox long-term future?

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After the trade, are you more or less confident in the Sox long-term future?

It's been a year since, well, you know . . . the Sox epic collapse. You probably didn't need a reminder -- or have had many of them by now -- but that's not what this is about.

This is about the future. With the recent trade of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Josh Beckett (and Nick Punto, whatever...) the Sox have rid themselves of massive contracts that would have weighed them down for years to come. They also rid themselves of some great players, historically speaking.

With all that in mind, our UNO's Sports Tonight Question of the Day:

After the recent trade, are you more or less confident in the Red Sox' long-term future?

Leave your answer in the comments section below, and check out Sports Tonight at 6:30 p.m. to continue the discussion.

Chris Sale strikes out 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

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Chris Sale strikes out 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

SEATTLE - Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, top prospect Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run in more than 50 years, and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Wednesday to salvage the final game of the series.

Barely 12 hours after the clubs wrapped up a five-hour, 13-inning marathon, the Red Sox got exactly what they needed from their ace to avoid being swept. The left-hander was masterful, striking out 11, the 14th time this season he had at least 10 strikeouts in a game. He allowed doubles to Jean Segura and Guillermo Heredia, and a broken-bat single to Ben Gamel, but none of the three to reach base via hit ever advanced.

Sale (13-4) has struck out at least nine batters in each of his 12 road starts this season, the longest streak dating to 1913.