The Red Sox have posted an absurd record of 88-36 so far, but even with that record the comment Sale made was one that would make you take a second look.
Calling your club "the best team that's ever walked the planet" is not something to be taken lightly.
Chris Sale: “I’m not going to sit around and pout. I’ve got to keep my chin up. I’m on the best team that’s ever walked the planet.”— Chris Mason (@ByChrisMason) August 18, 2018
It's a championship or bust year for Boston, and they have all of the tools to deliver the title. There is little doubt they will have home field throughout the postseason and once they get Sale back from injury, they'll have arguably the best roster in baseball.
The Red Sox have created a cushion between them and the second place New York Yankees of 10.5 games.
Just like the last time he went on the DL, Chris Sale says that he could be out there pitching if the division race were tighter. Fortunately for him and the Red Sox, it's not even a little bit close, so.— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 18, 2018
Of course making those kinds of statements, like "Super Team" and others, puts a lot of pressure on yourself and the squad. Not a lot of people are talking about this quote, but if the Red Sox are upset, you can bet this will be brought up again.