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Wagner to Red Sox

Yeah... exactly like it should have went down. Although, I've yet to see whether the Mets picked up any of the ~$3.5 million remaining on Wagner's contract. They got some value in return for Wagner, OF prospect Chris Carter (who Boston had no use for) and another player to be named later. They're probably worth giving up the two draft picks the Mets would have got after offering Wagner arbitration this winter and saving some cash. The Red Sox make out great in this deal. Wagner almost vetoed the deal, as the Mets weren't going to let the Red Sox just claim him, and Wagner didn't want to go to any team that would pick up his option or offer him salary arbitration, unless he would end up as the closer. Obviously, that wouldn't happen with Jonathan Papelbon in Boston, but Wagner decided to go to Boston anyway. He'll get his option declined, but they most definitely will offer him arbitration, since some team will decide Wagner is worth the draft picks to come in and close on an incentive-laden deal. This is a move the Cubs should have made. They have a gaping hole at the back of their bullpen, and acquiring Wagner would have helped. The option and arbitration wouldn't have been an issue since the Cubs could give him guarantees of the closer job, if he performs the rest of the way. The move also would have countered the Cardinals acquiring John Smoltz. The Cubs should have at least put in on a claim for him. I've yet to hear the reasoning why they didn't. To me, not making a move or two over the last week signifies the team has given up on making the playoffs this year.


Interesting comment on Ackley from yahoo

I'm not sure I agree that they've got a deal already worked out with Ackley. Not sure if Z would go along with having him signed but not announcing it as some kind of favor to Bud Selig giving up a...

I heart Demp

Oh, man... there were times during the offseason I was thinking it would be a horrible decision to give him the kind of money the Cubs ended up giving him to stay with the team four more years. I was so very, very wrong. He's pitched just fine for the team, last night's game aside... but he's a special guy and I don't want to cheer for a Cubs team without guys like him on the roster.

Mariners fans... Do... Not... Go... To... Yahoo

You might just find yourself clicking on this article... and then breaking things. (or SportingNews either, i guess... and besides you get all the best Mariners coverage yahoo would have to offer right here on LL anyway)


Griffey----> Seattle? No, wait. Atlanta? No, wait....

Ugh... As a Cubs fan living in Seattle, I just want this all over with. Yes, I grew up in Seattle watching Griffey in his first 11 years as THE BEST baseball player I've ever seen in my lifetime. I...


All-Star Update

No... i don't know what the voting is... but put up a story that seemed to say that Brian McCann was the favorite as far as numbers go and Russell Martin would win the popularity contest. N...


The Big Moose Needs An Award For This

I don't know... I'm thinking best cameo performance by an athlete in a webfilm. I'm definitely posting this just in case there's someone who hasn't seen this five times today... It needs to be...


All-Star Voting

Make sure we're all getting our votes in for the All-Star game... Chicago Style... Vote Early! Vote Often! Vote Chicago! I know we don't really think Soriano and Pie deserve to be there... but any...

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