By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON -- Rick Porcello is already paid like an ace. Lately, he's been pitching like one too.
Porcello signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension last April before even throwing a single pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but struggled to the tune of a 9-15 season and tied career lows with a 4.92 ERA and 103 runs allowed.
This year, Porcello looks like a new man -- one who is worthy of his hefty price tag.