// Billy Wagner

Red Sox 2010 Payroll: $168 Million Sure Doesn’t Buy What it Used to

Talks of a prolonged recession and rampant unemployment have led us all to take money saving strides. We as a nation we’ve begun stretching each and every dollar, car pooling, bargain hunting, skipping concerts, and sporting events we used to go to, to steal a line from John McCain, we’re cutting our pork spending. In the meantime, Theo Epstein’s having […]

Braves Sign Wagner and Saito

The Atlanta Braves watched the Theo Epstein and the Red Sox put together a very stable, and pretty reliable bullpen in the 2009 season. Looking to bolster their own bullpen, the Braves plucked two former Red Sox relievers (and the oldest ones in the bunch) in 38-year-old Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito, who will be […]

Red Sox 2009 Bullpen Review

The clean-up crew was good enough this year to merit an A- in my report card. The depth was lacking last season, but this season’s options made all the difference on what was one of the finest pens in the game. Jonathan Papelbon was lights out in the regular season (ignore the playoffs for the purposes of […]

Red Sox Hot Stove 2009 Preview

Five years and two days ago, the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series drought. Today they are 18 days removed from being swept by the Angels in the ALDS. This will be a big offseason for the Red Sox because they have some glaring holes they need to fill. The team needs to acquire […]

Getting Swept Up With the ALDS

Something isn’t right. This was supposed to be easy, wasn’t it? I mean, this was the Red Sox; they always beat the Angles in the postseason. Waking up Monday, there was the bad taste of defeat in Red Sox Nation, but worse, the hometown team fell via the sweep. You really have to give it […]

Wild Pitch Throws Away Game for Boston

Riding a seven game winning streak and looking for a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Red Sox were looking to keep rolling in the potential playoff preview series. However, some pitching woes ended up giving the Halos the go ahead, and a 4-3 win in Fenway. In the top of the […]

Wagner Joins Red Sox, Big Papi Back to Hitting Walk-Offs

A weekly column taking a look at the sports stories that left us asking the question, “did that just happen?” In no particular order… Billy Wagner is traded to the Red Sox Despite all of the debate this was potentially going to cause, apparently the Red Sox management thought it was worth it to trade […]

Billy Wagner Traded to Red Sox

According to WEEI.com and the Boston Globe, the Mets will trade reliever Billy Wagner and his 385 career saves to the Red Sox for two mid-level prospects. The Globe reports the Red Sox have agreed not to pick up Wagner’s $8 million option for next year, but retain the right to offer Wagner salary arbitration. […]

The Billy Wagner-Jonathan Papelbon Quagmire

It has become a war of words, and demands, and soon Red Sox Nation will find out if Billy Wagner will join the team as a new member of the bullpen. One thing’s for certain: it will be on the team’s terms. There are several factors that need to be tinkered with to make the […]

Report: Sox Interested in Billy Wagner

According to a major league source through the Boston Globe, the Red Sox and Mets may be discussing a deal that would send veteran reliever Billy Wagner to the Sox. Wagner, 38, was placed on waivers Wednesday, and may have been claimed by the Red Sox. A Florida radio station reported that the Sox claimed […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 23 (9-1 – 9-7)

One week is done in the fantasy playoffs, and in the majority of leagues there’s just four teams left. There were some major stories around baseball this past week that may have a major effect on your rosters. Here’s the top headlines of the week. Carlos Quentin to Undergo Surgery Chicago White Sox OF Carlos […]