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Please see Part I for disclaimers.Bill Mueller is a shoo-in. OK, not really.Dale Murphy. Yes. Hall voters don’t seem to like Murphy (this is his 14th year on the ballot), but I’d throw him a vote. Maybe they don’t like the ‘80s? Rafael Palmeiro. Yes. Baseball made my bed, and I’m lying in it. Raffy has 569 home runs (only 11 players have more) and more than 3,000 hits (only 24 players have more). He wagged his finger and lied to us, and that makes it a bitter pill. But I still say the era is more tainted than the individual players (though they are, too). Every era of baseball has its own taint. Pull the lever and move on. Bernie Williams. No. A tough call, and we underrate defense, but the batting numbers just aren’t there. Vinny Castilla. No. Similar numbers to Bernie Williams, but a lower career average and none of the Gold Gloves. Javy Lopez. No. This is a tough class. I could see Bernie, Vinny, or Javy getting in. Ruben Sierra. No. More home runs and hits th...
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The Red Sox found their new closer Wednesday afternoon, acquiring right-hander Andrew Bailey from the A's for three players, a source has confirmed to MLB.com.
Unlike his new teammates, Andrew Bailey already has a working relationship with the new Red Sox manager. During the past two years, the closer has called upon Bobby Valentine to emcee events for his charity, the Strike 3 Foundation. In addition to those events, they have also collaborated on smaller charity functions in New York and Connecticut. Now, Bailey will have a chance to...
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Bailey, a former Rookie of the Year, is a native of Haddon Township who attended Paul VI High School
The Sox are on the verge of acquiring Bailey from the Oakland
Athletics in a multi-player deal, major-league sources say.
The Red Sox obtained Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney from the Athletics yesterday, sending Josh Reddick, Miles Head and Raul Alcantara to Oakland. Here's the latest on the Red Sox as reaction to and analysis of the trade continues...
Bailey would have been traded to Texas if the Red Sox hadn't included Reddick in the deal, Peter Gammons of MLB Network tweets.
The Red Sox appear to have landed a new closer in Andrew Bailey, as according to Buster Olney, the Sox will send Josh Reddick to Oakland as part of a deal to get the Athletics' closer.Bailey is 27, and has been the Oakland closer the last three years. He has had some elbow problems in the past, but I'm guessing that's not worrying the Red Sox brass.The Red Sox will also...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bobby Valentine has found his new man for the back end of the Boston bullpen.
The Red Sox obtained Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney yesterday, sending the Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and two Class A prospects.