Red Sox Land Billy Wagner

Aug 25, 2009

Billy Wagner escaped the infirmary that has become the New York Mets’ clubhouse without further injury.  ESPN is reporting that Wagner waived his no-trade clause allowing the Mets to deal the reliever to the Boston Red Sox for two players to be named later.

As part of the negotiation, the Red Sox will not pick up Billy Wagner’s 2010 option, but they will be able to offer arbitration, which would allow the Red Sox to get draft pick compensation if he joined another club next year.

There is little fantasy relevance to this deal.

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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brad
    August 25th, 2009 at 2:28 pm #

    I’m more excited about the potential word-wars he will have with Papelbon, etc. than I am of him actually pitching.

  2. LestersLegends
    August 25th, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Yeah, hopefully he can help though.

  3. Brad
    August 25th, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    I hope so. A dominant lefty out of the pen would be a great help, if he can be dominant coming off surgery.

  4. LestersLegends
    August 25th, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    Yeah, that’s my concern

  5. Larry
    August 26th, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    Why would want another hurt NL pitcher to come in and pitch in the AL East.
    I think he will get lit up and he is a cancer in the clubhouse,
    Youkolis,Beckett and papolbon will get together and kick his butt and wire his yapping jaw shut by labor day

  6. LestersLegends
    August 26th, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    I’m a little more optimistic, but this could blow up in their faces like Smoltz.

  7. Larry
    August 26th, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    I saw that the Angels wanted him. All I can say as a Yankee fan is darn, I would rather see him in a Angel uni in the playoffs,

  8. LestersLegends
    August 26th, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    i hear ya. i so hope the yanks-sox cross path in the playoffs. the regular season matchups are tired and overplayed, even in this red sox fan’s mind, but the playoff matches are epic.

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