Eric Gagne actually helped the Sox

Posted on May 31, 2008
Filed Under 2008 Season, Baseball Miscellaneous, Prospects | 2 Comments

Sure, we may have traded David Murphy and Kason Gabbard for Eric Gagne last season. Sure, he may have rocked a 6.75 ERA in 18.7 regular season innings and a SLIGHTLY less-gross 5.12 ERA in 4.1 postseason innings. Sure, David Murphy was the Texas Rangers rookie of the year last season despite only being there for a few months.

But with the First-Year Player Draft coming up on June 5th, there IS one good thing Eric Gagne provided for the Boston Red Sox. Thanks to him leaving for free agency we get a supplemental draft pick (45th overall).

Link: Red Sox Draft Coverage


2 Responses to “Eric Gagne actually helped the Sox”

  1. The Omnipotent Q on May 31st, 2008 3:12 pm

    Sometimes letting a major fee agent go is the right move. Ditching Gagne was a no-brainer, but do you know who the Red Sox got in draft picks for the loss of Orlando Cabrera? Both Jacoby Ellsbury and Jed Lowrie.

    It will be interesting to see who the Sox get for the loss of Gagne.

  2. Michael Christopher on June 1st, 2008 8:09 am

    I didn’t know Ellsbury was a compensation pick. I knew Buchholz was and that’s a pretty good pick. I think we got him for losing DLowe.

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