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Postby thedude » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:54 pm

ESPN.com wrote:The Boston Red Sox on Friday acquired right-handed pitcher Brendan Donnelly from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for left-hander Phil Seibel.

Donnelly, 35, was 6-0 with a 3.94 ERA in 62 appearances in 2006.

Seibel, who missed 2005 after undergoing reconstructive left elbow surgery, was 6-3 with a 1.24 ERA in 22 games in the Red Sox' minor league system last season, ending the year at Triple-A Pawtucket.


Donnelly should at least have an outside shot at closing. Since right now Devern Hansack (the kid that threw a no hitter in the final game of the season) is the leading canidate.
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Postby bellings » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:59 pm

EDIT: I changed my mind, this trade does make sense. Never mind. :-)
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Postby thedude » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:02 pm

bellings wrote:I don't understand this trade. There must be something moneywise going on, because Donnelly is a pretty studly RP to be giving up for a recently-injured prospect.


Seibel had some nice minor league numbers. I guess the Angles must see something in him.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:05 pm

Good pickup for the sox :-t
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:08 pm

I was hoping the Jays would make a deal for him...and now he goes to the Sox. :-P
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Postby noseeum » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:09 pm

Donnelly's been regressing. Smart pickup by the Sox, but I don't see him closing.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:10 pm

Solid trade by Theo

But the Red Sox still need a closer :-o
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:13 pm

noseeum wrote:Donnelly's been regressing. Smart pickup by the Sox, but I don't see him closing.

Yeah, while Donnelly may still be a good reliever, I would laugh in the Sox picked him up to become their closer.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:18 pm

mweir145 wrote:
noseeum wrote:Donnelly's been regressing. Smart pickup by the Sox, but I don't see him closing.

Yeah, while Donnelly may still be a good reliever, I would laugh in the Sox picked him up to become their closer.


yea not a closer but still a solid member of the bullpen...I wonder how he does against the yankees

3.18 ERA vs the yanks career
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Postby thedude » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:31 pm

I agree. I don't think they see Donnelly as the answer at closer, and they are still going to make a move to sure up the bullpen. However If the season started today he is probably the best they have got.


I see Donnelly/timlin/Okajima as the main setup guys.
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