No Whammies! Week 8: The Return Of The King Of SAGNOF

I live in La La land, aka Hollywood, aka the Land of a Fake Faces...and Butts...and Thighs...and Breasteses. Hey, I don't mind. I'm all for "self-improvement." I liken it to the PED era of MLB. Pitchers were throwing 100 mph and batters were launching home runs 500 feet. As a Dodger fan, I will always remember the electricity when Eric Gagne would come in to close games. It was a...
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Former Red Sox OF David Murphy Retires At Age 34

(AP  Photo)He will always be remembered as the guy we traded for the infamous Eric Gagne. David Murphy retired from baseball yesterday at the age of 34. He had signed a minor-league deal with the Twinkies, but was languishing in AAA, and decided to cut the cord. The 6'3", 210-pound Murphy was initially drafted by the Angels in 2000, but did not sign. Three years later, he was taken...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Twinkies Sign Ex-Red Sox OF Murphy To Minors Deal

(Getty Images)Apparently, all those Forth Myers at-bats were useful to David Murphy. His Spring Training exposure to the cross-town rival Twins paid off, as the 34-year old has signed a minor league deal with Minnesota. The ex-Red Sox outfielder will be assigned to AAA Rochester. Murphy was drafted by The Carmine Hose in 2003 and then traded to the Rangers for the immortal Eric Gagne...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Theo's First Draft Pick, David Murphy, Coming Back

(Getty Images)Multiple reports now confirm that the Red Sox have signed former number-one pick David Murphy to a minor-league deal. The 34-year old left-hand hitting outfielder spent seven seasons with the Texas Rangers—after being shipped there for the immortal Eric Gagne. Murphy was Theo Epstein's very first draft pick back in 2003—17th overall out of Baylor. He has been particularly...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Gagne and His 84 Consecutive Save Streak

The closer of any major league baseball team is expected to come into a game with a small lead, and shut down their opponents for an inning or two. Most commonly a closer possesses an explosive fastball, along with a sharp breaking ball or devastating changeup. Every closer has to have that great secondary pitch […]
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

A Return to Sanity: Reliever Prices Dropping

Being a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball is one of the most volatile jobs in all of professional sports. There is no other position where the average player can go from greatest ever (Eric Gagne from 2002 through 2004) to really expensive minor leaguer (Gagne from 2005 through 2009) in such a quick time. While not everyone experiences the highs of Gagne, there are many more...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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