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We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
Sox last season before signing with the Marlins in the offseason. 7. July 31, 2007: Red Sox receive right-hander Eric Gagne , send left-hander Kason Gabbard and outfielders David Murphy and Engel Beltre to the Rangers The Red Sox strengthened
absence. Ellsbury fills in as an everyday corner outfielder with Ramirez sidelined. Countermoves : The Sox acquired Eric Gagne to offer late-innings insurance for All-Star setup man Okajima and to offset some of the innings lost by Donnelly's
of course, have a fairly dismal history of trading for relievers in the last decade. In 2007, the team acquired Eric Gagne -- who nearly sabotaged the team's march to an AL East title -- for David Murphy (a valuable contributor to World
per se. And on that front, it's easy to understand the team's leeriness. After all, past deals for the likes of Eric Gagne (requiring the Sox to send David Murphy, Kason Gabbard and Engel Beltre to the Rangers), Mark Melancon (who cost
perils of trading for relievers and the challenge of predicting their responses to a new environment. The 2007 deal for Eric Gagne at the trade deadline and the more recent trades for Mark Melancon (terrific in Houston, terrible in Boston, now
the best position to shore up their shortcomings. The Sox had that in 2007 (when they made an ill-fated deal for Eric Gagne ), 2008 (when they could swallow Manny Ramirez ’s salary and add Jason Bay as well as Mark Kotsay ) and 2009 (when they
price, there are just not going to be that many guys out there and I think the Red Sox, given their experience with Eric Gagne and others, will probably be one of the first teams to say, ‘You know what? We will just try other options from within
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in the majors through the season’s first four months. Yet they still went out and made a deal at the deadline for Eric Gagne , believing that they would benefit by reinforcing a strength rather than risk having some of their relievers — most notably
26 ERA during the 2004 campaign. 7. 2007: Traded Engel Beltre, Kason Gabbard and David Murphy to the Rangers for Eric Gagne and cash; traded Joel Pineiro to the Cardinals for Sean Danielson Many World Series contenders need a successful midseason