Nathan Eovaldi
Nathan Eovaldi has re-signed with the World Champs (Mary Schwalm/AP)

The road to repeat is officially ON. The Red Sox number one goal this offseason was keeping Nathan Eovaldi and it didn’t take long to accomplish that goal. Eovaldi and the Red Sox have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $67.5 million. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com was the first to report the news.

Eovaldi, 28, was the hero for the Red Sox in the World Series. Eovaldi suffered the loss in the 18 inning Game 3 loss but it was also a rallying cry for the team. Eovaldi just has some much heart and that’s the reason why he was such a priority. Big nuts Nate put on a show during the 2018 postseason pitching to a line of 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA over 22.1 innings. The Red Sox were not going to let him get away after that.

Big nuts Nate also showed signs of dominance during his time with the Sox. After being acquired from the Rays, Eovaldi had a 3.33 ERA. His WHIP of 1.126 also shows that he is much better than his reputation has shown. Other teams according to reports did not want to go 4 years because of his previous injury history. Eovaldi has two previous Tommy John surgery’s injuries but proved he was healthy in 2018 after coming back from his second one.

I have been a huge fan of Eovaldi, even when he played for the hated Yankees. All this dude does is pump 102 past hitters and never blinks. The deal comes to around $17 million and he will be worth every penny if he can sustain that postseason success we just saw. Eovaldi will pitch through his age 32 season and has limited innings on the arm so signs of decline doesn’t seem like a strong possibility.

Nathan Eovaldi Is Raking In Cash This Postseason

This was Dave Dombrowski’s second move this offseason. World Series MVP, Steve Pearce was also re-signed to a one-year deal. Now with Eovaldi on board, the Red Sox strong starting five is intact with Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello, and Eduardo Rodriguez. Boston also has strong depth with Brian Johnson, Hector Velazquez, and Steven Wright. Next on the to-do list will be adding to the bullpen. Craig Kimbrel is still in free agency but is unlikely to return due to his high price tag. If it were up to me, Kelvin Herrera is the next signing.

The Road To Repeat Is On. Eovaldi was the key to the entire offseason.