Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Eric Gagne to the Rangers

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Eric Gagne has signed a $5m dollar deal, plus incentives to pitch for the Texas Rangers in 2007.

Gagne, is a top tier short reliever when healthy, however, he hasn't been healthy in 2 years - throwing only 15 innings combined between 2005 & 2006.

From 2002-2004 Gagne was brilliant with a highly levered 32, 45, and 28 RAA. Assuming no residual trades Gagne will join Akinori Otsuka, as twin stoppers for Rangers pen filled out with:
Rick Bauer
Ron Mahey
Wes Littleton
CJ Wilson

While not the best pen in the league, certainly the makings of a solid to better pen, assuming Eric can stay off the DL.

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