Originally written on Boston's Bettah  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Unexpected news from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday as the Red Sox and the Pirates have agreed to a deal to send Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan to the Boston Red Sox. Via MLB Trade Rumors. The Red Sox and Pirates have agreed to a deal that will send Joel  Hanrahan to Boston, according to Jim Bowden  of ESPN.com (on Twitter).  Jerry  Sands and Stolmy  Pimentel will go to Pittsburgh in the swap  and there will be more players involved in the deal.  There will be two  more players headed to the Bucs in the deal, according to Jon Heyman of  CBSSports.com It was unexpected for Red Sox fans because there seemed to be no need for Joel Hanrahan. They traded for a closer last year in Andrew Bailey. Even though Bailey pitched poorly in his limited outings last year, he was hurt during that year. I still thought he would be the closer in 2013. I guess the Sox thought otherwise but I still file this under “why bother”. On the other hand, Hanrahan is really good and a team can never really have enough relif pitchers. If Daniel Bard comes back to the bull-pen in 2013 (like is expected) the Red Sox have a bullpen of the previously mentioned Hanrahan, Miller and Bard in addition to Franklin Morales, Alfredo Aceves and Koji Uehara. Not bad at all for the Boston Red Sox. Plus, the Boston Red Sox didn’t give up any big name prospects in order to get Joel Hanrahan. Overall, good move for the Boston Red Sox.
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