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Here are some of Chris Sale's nastiest pitch GIFs to help Boston fans prepare for his arrival

Well, that escalated. Just days after the Nationals and White Sox were reportedly deep into talks regarding Chicago ace Chris Sale, the former Cy Young Award winner is on the move ... to Boston. The Red Sox have acquired Sale in exchange for infielder Yoán Moncada (MLB Pipeline's No. 1 overall prospect), pitchers Michael Kopech (No. 67) and Victor Diaz and outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe.
Now that the reigning American League East champions have added one of the best pitchers in baseball to their rotation, the 2017 season can't come soon enough for Boston fans. Alas, no matter how long we stare at the calendar, we're still a few months away from Opening Day. So, while you come up with your finest Price/Sale puns, allow us to offer the next best thing: some of Sale's very nastiest GIFs.
Like this one of Sale's slider, a pitch so unhittable that Carlos Gómez was simply floored by its grandeur:

And, while you're busy trying to figure out how a baseball can move that way, Sale might just sneak a high-90s fastball by:

Did we mention he also throws a changeup? He also throws a changeup:

OK, that's all well and good, but we need another look at that slider: 

Just one more look: 

[series of unintelligible noises]:

Oh, and should none of those three pitches do the job, he can apparently throw an eephus, too: 

If you'd like to see what that arsenal looks like put together, behold: 

Here's one more for the road -- just remember to breathe, Boston: