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Gagne has workouts scheduled for multiple teams

Jan 21, 2010, 11:45 AM EST

Yesterday afternoon I wrote about how the Phillies were sending a scout to Arizona to watch Eric Gagne throw, but now Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that the 34-year-old former Cy Young winner also has “tentative workouts planned” for the Rockies, Dodgers, and Blue Jays.
Gagne starred for Los Angeles from 1999-2006 and he’s Canadian, so it’s no surprise that the Dodgers and Blue Jays are interested in taking a look. I’m not sure why the Phillies and Rockies are involved, although presumably they think Gagne may still have a little something left in the tank despite spending last season posting a 4.65 ERA in the independent Can-Am League.
I suppose it doesn’t hurt anything to hop on a plane to Arizona and watch a guy throw a few pitches, but it also doesn’t take a 20-minute workout to know that Gagne is probably done. I’ll be shocked if this all leads to more than a minor-league contract.

  1. Moses Green - Jan 21, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    This is a) hazing for rookie scouts or b) revenge on scouts who pissed somebody off.

  2. Zach - Jan 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Do U think He will Be as Good As he was when he left a Dodgers Just say he comes back think he will be as goood

  3. steve austin - Jan 21, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    pretty sure gagne came up through the dodgers’ system, not the blue jays’.

  4. (Not That) Tom - Jan 21, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    “Do U think He will Be as Good As”
    Quite possibly my favorite Prince song.

  5. GBSimons - Jan 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Is that picture of Gagne or Seth Rogen?

  6. McLovin - Jan 21, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Well played sir. Well played.

  7. Nenet Anglin - Jan 24, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    yeah on the nose Work :D

  8. Truth about Abs - Mar 8, 2010 at 7:00 AM

    Thanks, that was helpful for people like me who are about to take the plunge into getting fit and healthy!

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