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Wagner not thrilled with Papelbon either

Aug 24, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

At least he’s not thrilled with setting up for him for any longer than he has to. That’s based on this report that the Wagner-to-the-Sox deal is being held up by Wagner, who won’t waive his no-trade clause unless the Sox agree not to pick up his 2010 option because he doesn’t want to forego potential closing jobs this winter:

According to the report, the agent said the two sticking points
involved Wagner’s requests that the Red Sox not pick up his 2010 option
or offer him arbitration so that he can find another team where he
wouldn’t be a setup man for Jonathan Papelbon.

The option is for $8 million, which is pretty rich for a guy in Wagner’s position, so I’m having trouble seeing the Sox actually picking that up. I wonder if he’s simply not trying to renegotiate the terms of the 2010 buyout, which is now $1 million.

  1. terry - Aug 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Billy boy failed as an Astro…and will fail in Beantown…don’t sign the guy…just another old useless player..

  2. JL - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Either you don’t have a good grasp about how poorly sarcasm translates over the intertubes or like the people shouting for government to keep their hands out of their Medicare, you choose to ignore certain blatantly obvious facts in the preparation of your argument.

  3. terry - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    How does this sarcasm translate? Blow me

  4. Preston - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Wagner had one bad year as an Astro when he was hurt (2000), but every other year there he had an ERA under 3 (and under 2 a couple years), and struck out more than 10 batters per 9 innings. He may fail in Boston, but he certainly didn’t in Houston.

  5. HOTROD - Aug 24, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Terry is craZy too, LQQKING FOR BLOW JOBS FROM MEN ……….YIKES

  6. Charles - Aug 24, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Dude, yer keyboard’s broke.

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