Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Gagne headed to Boston
Not to be outdone, the Red Sox have made a major acquisition on the heels of one of the biggest trades in NBA history with the Celtics acquiring KG. Rangers closer Eric Gagne appears to be a done deal and headed to the Red Sox, possibly in exhcange for Kason Gabbard and other minor league prospects. The addition of Gagne sets up a lethal 7-8-9 of Gagne, Okajima and Papelbon. If Kason Gabbard has indeed been dealt I can't help but feel a bit saddened, but with Lester back in the rotation, Schilling on the mend, Julian Tavarez in the bullpen and the possible return of Matt Clement this season the Red Sox have no business hanging onto a promising pitching prospect like Gabbard. The acquisition of Gagne also blocks the Yankees from picking up a highly touted free agent to help them make a playoff run.