And Gagne He Goes
Eric Gagne is reportedly headed to Boston to bolster the Red Sox' bullpen.
Gagne, who had a no-trade clause, must waive it for the deal could be completed. ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney reported Tuesday afternoon that Gagne is seriously considering doing just that to join the American League East leaders.
Also Wednesday, a source told ESPN.com's Amy K. Nelson that the Red Sox and Gagne's agent, Scott Boras, are discussing restructuring Gagne's contract. Included in the discussions, according to the source, are changing the incentives from games finished to overall games and possibly adding in moving costs.
Gagne's got a 2.16 ERA this season, his first with the Rangers. And 16 saves. So, of course Jon Daniels is dumping the dude. Pitching. Who needs pitching? --Robert Wilonsky
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Observer's biggest stories.