This was Eduardo Rodriguez to WEEI.com at the end of the 2019 season when asked about his talks with the Red Sox about a possible contract extension ...

“They haven’t done that with me,” he said. “If it happens, it happens. I still have two more years here. We’ll see how that goes. I love it here and I want to stay here for a long time. If they want me to, I’ll stay here. … I haven’t had that conversation yet so I don’t know how that feels.”

The guess is that Rodriguez feels the same way when it comes to his comfort level with the Red Sox. He has his manager of choice. He has become one of the pieces of the Red Sox' clubhouse's foundation. And he has evolved into the kind of pitcher that every organization needs, an ace.