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Gagne traded to the Red Sox

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:58 pm

The Red Sox and Rangers have agreed to an Eric Gagne deal, pending Gagne waiving his no-trade clause, sources told FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.

It's very possible that Gagne will block the deal, though the Red Sox could try to sway him by guaranteeing the remainder of his $3.625 million bonuses for games finished. Rosenthal doesn't say who will go the other way, though David Murphy and Kason Gabbard keep getting mentioned. Joaquin Benoit could close for Texas until Akinori Otsuka returns.
Source: FOXSports.com



ESPN's Buster Olney says the Red Sox have gotten Eric Gagne to waive his no-trade clause and join the team.

The Red Sox apparently will pay Gagne the extra $3.6 million -- on top of the remaining $2 million he's owed in salary -- he would have earned had he met his bonuses for games finished, which he has little chance of doing while setting up in Boston. The Rangers will get Kason Gabbard, David Murphy and Engel Beltre. They'll likely have Joaquin Benoit replace Eric Gagne in the closer's role, with C.J. Wilson a possibility to get the occasional save chance against lefty-heavy lineups.
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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox

Postby nyrblue2 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:01 pm

So is Otsuka the man in Texas now? Is he a better choice than Dempster or Corpas?
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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox?

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:05 pm

Otsuka is hurt.
J-J-J-J-Joaquin Benoit is the closer now I think.
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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox?

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:06 pm

Dear God,

If you truly hate the Red Sox like you have suggested for many a year please have Gagne immediately hurt himself

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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox?

Postby IllinoisBandit » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:07 pm

If this is true I say BIG win for Texas long term. Delcarmen is cheap and has proven to be effective.
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Postby sportsguy138 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:07 pm

I'm pretty sure Benoit will be the closer before Otsuka gets healthy enough to pitch in Texas. Who knows how long he's good for, but I wouldn't expect Otsuka to be out for too long.
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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox?

Postby Scout » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:12 pm

Where'd did you get the original info, Havok? Link?
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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox?

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:14 pm

Scout wrote:Where'd did you get the original info, Havok? Link?


Originally saw it posted on Sickels message board. There has been some questioning of the news so I'm waiting till i find a link to remove the "?".

On a side note, Gagne can/could of vetoed a deal to Boston if he chose to do so.
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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox?

Postby Scout » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:15 pm

It just seems like a weird quote, that is all, heh.
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Re: Gagne traded to the Red Sox?

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:19 pm

Scout wrote:It just seems like a weird quote, that is all, heh.


Wait until its confirmed to move Gagne off your roster but for those looking for saves Benoit's value will likely never be higher.
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