Found January 04, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Disappointed? Sure, that's an accurate description of Andrew Bailey's sentiments after being removed from his role as theBoston Red Sox closer in the wake of the recent trade for Joel Hanrahan. But Bailey isn't dwelling on it. "It's not an issue," Bailey told the Boston Herald. "Obviously throwing the ninth inning is what everyone wants to do. But mentality-wise, nothing changes for me. You still have to go out and do your job and make it as efficient as possible. If me and Joel and the rest of our bullpen are doing the job that it looks like we're going to do, we're going to have a winning team next year." Before the completion of the six-player trade that sent Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Red Sox, Bailey received a phone call from manager John Farrell, who made it clear that Hanrahan will be his first choice to pitch the ninth inning. Although Bailey, like Hanrahan, is a two-time All-Star closer, he will be relegated...
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