The Milwaukee Brewers Seek Relief From Their Inconsistent Closers

The win – it's a statistic Brian Kenny would love to get rid of or at least get people to think more intelligently about. What about the save? Regardless of what many may think about the save, a closing pitcher is still an asset in the major leagues. There's something to be said for a player whose job it is to pitch in high-pressure situations on a daily basis. When...
Via The Sports Post
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lou Olsen's 2014 Hall of Fame Picks

For the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame, we have 36 names to choose from.  As is tradition, every member of the voting committee gets to list ten names.  In order for someone to make it into the Hall, they must appear on 75% of the ballots.  To quote the classic comedy Caddyshack, “some people, simply do not belong”.  The fact that Richie Sexson and Eric Gagne appear on this...
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January 07, 2014  |  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...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Nine Former Red Sox On Hall Of Fame Ballot

A total of nine players who played for the Boston Red Sox appear on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot. The nine are: Hideo Nomo, Mike Timlin, Todd Jones, Eric Gagne, Sean Casey, J.T. Snow, Lee Smith, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling. Former Sox top prospect Jeff Bagwell—who was traded for Larry Andersen before he ever played a game for Boston—also appears on the ballot. In our view...
Via FenwayNation
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Gagne Selling 6,000-Square-Foot Arizona Home for $2.695 Million on Short Sale (Photos)

It’s been a while since Eric Gagne pitched in Los Angeles, but the Quebec native still has some Southwestern roots in the form of a Paradise Valley, Ariz., home he is now putting on the market for a $2.695 million short sale. The home has a view of the nearby Mummy Mountain and is said to be like a resort with all its perks, according to That includes the sports star...
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Arbitration estimates for 7 Dodgers shows the team has a few difficult decisions to make

The Dodgers have seven players who are arbitration eligible this off-season, and Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors completed his arbitration estimates today, which highlighted the fact that the Dodgers have a bunch of decisions to make. Swartz has generally been spot on in his estimates, but cost isn’t what’s important to the Dodgers. Sure, to an extent I still think it matters...
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Gagne selling gorgeous Arizona home

Eric Gagne once had it all. During his MLB record run of 84 consecutive saves for the Dodgers from 2002 to 2004,…
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Karl Gelinas Signs with the Phillies

According to, the Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Karl Gelinas. Gelinas, 30, last played affiliated baseball in 2006 for Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization. Gelinas was suspended in 2006 for taking Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid that appears on both MiLB and MLB’s banned substance list, but would return later in the season. Gelinas has spent...
Via Phillies Nation
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Greatest All-Star Moments ALL TIME

With us less than two weeks removed from the mid-summer classic, I thought I would recall some of the greatest All-Star games that ever went down.  From first walk-offs in All-Star history to “titanic blasts” that would of traveled 510 feet had it not struck a transformer.  So sit back and lets take a trip down All-Star history.     Ted Williams (Briggs Stadium 1941) With...
Via The Pinch Hitters
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees – Red Sox Series Preview

The New York Yankee’s didn’t quite limping into the All-Star break, but they are probably thrilled to have had some rest. The team has been dealing with injuries Boston Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester, Eric Gagne, and Curt Schilling among others. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) all season long and hasn’t lived up to their lofty expectations (Only 4th in the division). Starting today...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback Team Thursday: 2000 Los Angeles Dodgers

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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Outfielder Records Strikeout With 67 MPH Pitch

When a team is getting absolutely manhandled in a baseball game, it isn’t too uncommon to see that team’s manager give his pitchers some rest by giving a willing position player the chance to throw on the bump. That’s exactly what happened last night when Ron Washington’s Rangers were taking a beating from the Sox. Washington sent former Red Sox outfielder David Murphy (who...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Bleacher Tweets: Transitions, starting pitching, the bullpen and is Boston really this good?

Art Work By: Sam Galanis Scott Levesque Managing Editor Welcome, RedSoxLifers/Nation, to the first edition of Bleacher Tweets. BTweets is a weekly column dedicated to you, the Red Sox fan. This is your opportunity to ask questions, vent frustrations or ponder the "What If's" of the current Red Sox season through the all great and powerful Twittersphere. If you have...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss


All Beard Madness updates are here. Day 3 is bleeding into today. Here’s the slate for day 4, voting starts at midnight. Beard Region #7 Sergio Romo vs. #10 Matt Kemp Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. #2 Al Hrabosky vs. #15 David Ortiz Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Can You Hear Me Now?: MLB and Bullpen Cell Phones

The dugout phone is a thing of the past. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, MLB and T-Mobile announced a partnership that will replace dugout phones with these. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports the dugout phones will remain in place — in case teams want to use them — but teams will have to opt in, “depending on whether they have a competing carrier.” (Like AT&T or...
Via Fangraphs
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade With The Sandlot: PC Additions Galore, Plus Ginter.

I completed my third trade with Joe from The Sandlot. You can check out the first here and second here. Joe hit a few different areas of my collection with the bubbler he sent my way. First up, a beautiful white refractor of Russell Martin, numbered 043/200.Next up, a new Matt Kemp from Topps Triple Threads, and it's numbered 1406/1500.Joe included a sweet Eric Gagne from his...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

How Do You Spell Relief, Jim Johnson?

Jim Johnson eclipsed the 50 save mark this season and, as the only reliever in the majors to do so in 2012, also led the majors in saves. Now, 50 saves in a season is impressive to some degree, no? No. Well, yes, to some degree I suppose. It is really not quite as black and white as that. I mean, sure, JJ is only the eleventh reliever to do this in the span of baseball history, which...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel: Closing For A Cy Young

Craig Kimbrel. 5”11-205 pounds. Closer for the Atlanta Braves. Giving a Cy Young award to a closer is rare. Only nine have ever won one in the MLB and the last to do it was PED-user Eric Gagne in 2003. But maybe this is the year a closer picks up No. 10. I think so. A lot of people don’t know who Kimbrel even is, or what he’s doing. He isn’t a big name MLB star for some reason...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Kimbrel’s Season For the Ages

Craig Kimbrel is putting the finishing touches on one of the best relieved seasons in baseball history. He has faced 226 batters this season and struck out 113 of them. That produces exactly a 50% strikeout rate, which has been matched, exceeded, or even come close to by absolutely nobody who has ever thrown at least 30 innings in a major league season.In fact, nobody has ever thrown...
Via Fangraphs
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Is One of A Kind, Yet The Dodgers Risk His Health?

As I watch the Dodgers allow an injured Clayton Kershaw to pitch down the stretch as the team's playoff hopes stand at something like 5-10%, I'm reminded how stupid and short-sighted this organization has been, can be, and is. There is in fact baseball beyond 2012 guys. Remember that as you allow Kershaw to pitch with a hip injury that - even though doctors say it can'...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Beltre on Gagne book: Name names

Adrian Beltre said that instead of Eric Gagne stating in his autobiography that 80% of his Dodgers teammates used HGH, he should have named them.

Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 2012  |  2 Comments

Eric Gagne says 80% of Dodger teammates used PEDs, but the type of PEDs matters to me

Former Dodger closer Eric Gagne released a biography in French recently, called “Game Over: The Story Of Eric Gagne“, and within that book he estimates that 80% of his Dodger teammates used PEDs, though the story is more than a bit light on specifics. Gagne, who set a major league record while converting 84 consecutive ...
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre Thinks Eric Gagne Should Have Mentioned Names Instead of Percentage in PED Claims

If you rush to your local bookstore to pick up a copy of Eric Gagne's new autobiography, Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne, don't expect to see Adrian Beltre waiting in line. Gagne claims in his upcoming book that 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs, and it just so happens Beltre played alongside Gagne in Los Angeles from 1999-2004...
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre says Eric Gagne should have 'named names'

Eric Gagne claims in his upcoming biography that 80% of the Los Angeles Dodgers took PEDs when he was with the team. Former Dodgers teammate Adrian Beltre — who people have speculated  about using PEDs in the past — took offense to Gagne's statement and was forthright in his answer when someone asked him about it yesterday: "He should have named names.  I don'...
Via The Other Paper
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Thursday Throwback: SEC East Showdown, Tom Brady covers swoosh, Gagne on steriods, and a cop suspended

College Football Nebraska made a music video and it’s… You be the judge – Throw The Flag Critical SEC East Showdown In Athens – Southern Gameday 6 teams that could threaten the SEC’s string of championships – SDS We Must Be Nearing October… The Gruden Talk Has Begun – Mr SEC Another QB leaves Penn St with Jones’ departure – SI Other Sports Big Brother Power...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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