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Palehose Pete
07-31-2007, 03:05 PM
Per MLBTradeRumors.com

He'll be their setup guy.

getonbckthr
07-31-2007, 03:10 PM
Welcome to 2 hours ago.

Palehose Pete
07-31-2007, 03:10 PM
Hey, two hours ago feels pretty good. Nice to be here... er, there... :redface:

Paulwny
07-31-2007, 03:28 PM
Gagne agrees to trade, from FOX Sports:

Gagne, 31, waived his no-trade clause to Boston in exchange for financial considerations. The Red Sox also assured Gagne that he will close games on nights that Jonathan Papelbon is unavailable.

HomeFish
07-31-2007, 05:04 PM
There goes the nerdiest looking player in the majors. Though I once saw Garret Anderson wearing glasses, and he came pretty close.

soxinem1
07-31-2007, 06:28 PM
I like this trade for TEX. They get Kason Gabbard, who looks like a Buerhle clone to me, and that is what they needed, starting pitching.

They dump an expensive injury risk who is throwing with less stuff than Jenks, and rid themselves of a Borass client.

Might be Jon Daniels best move yet.

tick53
07-31-2007, 06:37 PM
At least that other team on the North side didn't get him.:smile:

SpartanSoxFan
07-31-2007, 09:43 PM
That bullpen has the potential to be scary-good. How can Boston NOT be the favorites to win it all at this point???

Fenway
08-01-2007, 12:35 PM
That bullpen has the potential to be scary-good. How can Boston NOT be the favorites to win it all at this point???

Most Boston fans were hoping for JD to replace JD but no one is against picking up Gagne either.

Amazed the Yankees did nothing to improve their pen.

oeo
08-01-2007, 12:44 PM
Amazed the Yankees did nothing to improve their pen.

Look at the deals that were made. It was a weak trade deadline. Apparently they tried to acquire Bob Wickman.

The thing is, though, no one really helped themselves except Atlanta and Boston. Seems like no one was willing to make that big splash, besides Atlanta (the only team that really went all out). And of all those bullpen arms that were apparently on the market...where were the rumors? Were they really out there, were they asking for too much?

It was just a weak market. If all these different arms were out there, then why didn't the Yankees, Tigers, Indians, Cubs, Mets, Dodgers, etc. get at least one? A ton of teams had holes to fill and didn't, so you can't fault the Yankees.

That bullpen has the potential to be scary-good. How can Boston NOT be the favorites to win it all at this point???

It's a matter of staying healthy. It's not like they have a bunch of young bucks...they're a pretty old team. I still think they're going to end up wishing they made the deal for Dye.

Fenway
08-01-2007, 01:23 PM
NY Daily News baseball writer Bill Madden looks at what happened


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/index.html

There can be no doubt the Red Sox and Braves were the biggest winners at the trading deadline and that in turn would not appear to bode well for the Yankees and Mets - at least in the near term.

Both the Yankees and Mets coveted Texas closer Eric Gagne and made what they felt were aggressive offers for him. That the Red Sox were able to bag the rehabilitated Gagne - who's 16-for-17 in saves with a 2.16 ERA - and plug him in as a setup man between Hideki Okajima and closer Jonathan Papelbon to form what is now the most formidable back-end bullpen in all of baseball is a tribute to their superior farm system.

Fenway
08-01-2007, 02:16 PM
Gagne has picked a very high number 83

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2007/08/high_number.html

Schilling of course has 38

soxinem1
08-01-2007, 03:09 PM
Most Boston fans were hoping for JD to replace JD but no one is against picking up Gagne either.

Amazed the Yankees did nothing to improve their pen.

They actually subtracted by sending Proctor away.

Plus, I still don't see NYY pitching, especially the starters, help them reach the playoffs.

DET and CLE did nothing either to help their pens. Curious indeed.