Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Following the acquisition of closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates, right-hander Andrew Bailey is slated to enter the 2013 season as a setup man for the Boston Red Sox. However, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wonders if Boston should entertain the idea of trading Bailey in order to fill another area of need. The Red Sox acquired Bailey last offseason from the Oakland Athletics, hoping for the big right-hander to become their closer for the next several seasons. However, Bailey suffered an injury early in the year, and when he was healthy enough to pitch he was seriously ineffective, as he posted an ERA of 7.04 over 15 1/3 innings. It makes sense in theory for the Red Sox to trade Bailey and recoup some of the prospects they initially surrendered for him. Still, considering his ugly 2012 performance, the 28-year-old’s value isn’t likely to be sky-high at this point. If Bailey is able to flash the dominance he showed in Oakland – 2.07 ERA, 0.954 WHIP over three seasons – there should be a market for the right-hander. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
2 Comments:
  • Im not sure what the Sox are doing or thinking but this Starting staff blows, we have no 1st basemen, too many catchers, OF blows, too many relievers, No Bench. Ben what on Earth are you doing??
  • There's a reason YOU'RE not the GM...have some faith...let them play the games before you say everyone blows.
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