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Nathan Eovaldi drawing early interest from nine teams

Nathan Eovaldi drawing early interest from nine teams

Two of the heroes from the Red Sox historic World Series run were set to become highly touted free agents at the start of the offseason. 

World Series MVP Steve Pearce quickly got back on board with a one-year , $6.25 million deal to return to the Red Sox.

Nathan Eovaldi, who inexplicably threw 97 extra innning pitches in the marathon that was Game 3 of the World Series, is expected to get a bigger contract. 

The 28-year-old right hander is reportedly drawing interest from as many as nine teams early on in the free agency process. The potential suitors are the Brewers, Phillies, White Sox, Braves, Angels, Blue Jays, Giants and Padres along with the Red Sox. 

Many of those teams can outbid Boston for Eovaldi, but he has stated a desire to stay with the Red Sox. 

Craig Kimbrel and Joe Kelly are also free agent pitchers the Red Sox have expressed interest in bringing back, so it should be interesting to see which dominos fall first.

If the Red Sox don't want to pay big money for Kimbrel, maybe they allocate their money in Eovaldi and Kelly. If Eovaldi or Kelly is lured away, will the Red Sox need to bring Kimbrel back to salvage their depth in the bullpen?

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Breakfast Pod: Red Sox bullpen crumbling from overuse; Is Kemba Walker worth a max deal?

Breakfast Pod: Red Sox bullpen crumbling from overuse; Is Kemba Walker worth a max deal?

The Red Sox bullpen can't close it out again. What can be done? And is Kemba Walker with a max deal the answer for the Celtics?

1:04 - The Red Sox struggles continued with Matt Barnes giving up a two-run home run in the ninth to blow another save, John Tomase joins Early Edition to discuss what needs to be done to turn this season around.

7:28 - Tom Giles and Chris Gasper debate if the Celtics should pursue Kemba Walker in free agency.

12:23 - The BST crew hands out their midseason Red Sox report cards.

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Check out the Red Sox's luxurious plane for London trip

Check out the Red Sox's luxurious plane for London trip

The Red Sox are flying in style on their trip to England.

As they departed Boston to meet the Yankees in London for a two-game series between the archrivals, slugger J.D. Martinez showed off the inside of the team plane via his Instagram story.

Here's another look, courtesy of Darren Rovell of The Action Network:

It turns out being a professional athlete has its perks.

The Red Sox will have a much-needed off day on Thursday, then it'll be Rick Porcello taking the hill in the first game of the series Friday at 1:10 p.m. ET. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start in Saturday's matchup at 10:10 a.m. ET.

The Yankees will be without slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the series, as he has been placed on the injured list with a strained posterior collateral ligament in his right knee.

Check out the unique field setup for the London Series here >>

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