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Re: Wagner a Red Sox

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:50 pm

Man that is a sweet deal for the Red Sox. It'd be a good deal if Wagner never even threw a pitch for them. They pay him a little less than $2M to upgrade from 2 not very valuable minor leaguers to a first round pick and sandwich pick. Anything they get from Wagner is gravy as far as I'm concerned and I think he'll be a good LOOGY at the least. The only saving grace is a potential bullpen fight between Papelbon and Wagner.
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Re: Wagner a Red Sox

Postby bigken117 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:35 pm

RocketsDWM wrote: While I think Pap should have kept his mouth closed (would Wagner replacing Fernando Cabrera really be shifting the dynamic of the pen?) his comments were not as harsh as some (including Wagner) have perceived them.


The problem is...some doofus with a tape recorded asked Paps what he thought about the Wagner rumors, Paps told him, and it looks like he cut and edited the words to make a story. Happens all the time.

Wagner is a great piece, I like this pickup. :-)
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Re: Wagner a Red Sox

Postby nsulham » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:40 pm

Yeah, because the Sox have had really good luck this year with former NL pitchers recovering from injuries :-t

That said, he should be plenty useful against lefties down the stretch and like KCollins said, if nothing else the picks the Sox will get when he signs somewhere else make the deal worth it.
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Re: Wagner a Red Sox

Postby fbc_fan » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:08 pm

wagner have any value as a redsox? outside of vulturing the occasional save, i mean.
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Re: Wagner a Red Sox

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:14 pm

Who cares what Papelbon thinks
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Re: Wagner a Red Sox

Postby RAmst23 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:46 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:Who cares what Papelbon thinks


Besides the reporter who asked him that question, Billy Wagner, the people who read about what happened, and the sports media? Nobody, good call.
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