It has been three long years since the Boston Red Sox last won the World Series. The Red Sox have not won a single postseason game since then. The preschools of New England are overflowing with kids that have not been alive long enough to see a championship parade.
This kind of civic angst cannot be allowed to stand.
The Red Sox had David Price, a five-time all-star whom they purchased for $217 million last winter. They had Rick Porcello, the American League Cy Young award winner.
They did not need Chris Sale, certainly. But they swooped in last week and traded for him anyway, giving up four top prospects, including perhaps the best one in all of baseball —...