Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
My trading day analysis!
YES YES YES! The Red Sox got Eric Gagne... possibly the only difference maker available at the trade deadline!
And not only does that mean that they signed him! It also means that the Yankees didn't! Nor did the Tigers! Nor the Indians! This trade was made as much to keep Gagne away from the other teams as it was to improve the Sox... AND I LOVE IT!
In fact NONE of the contending AL teams really improved themselves.
The Yankees bullpen got weaker, the Tigers didn't get the bullpen help they need, the Indians are still Sabathia and Carmona and pray for a monsoon, the Angels didn't get another bat and the Mariners didn't get another arm!
Meanwhile the Red Sox bullpen in the late innings is Gagne, Okajima and Papelbon.