Red Sox Rumors: Boston Should Trade Andrew Bailey

Following the acquisition of closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates, right-hander Andrew Bailey is slated to enter the 2013 season as a setup man for the Boston Red Sox. However, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wonders if Boston should entertain the idea of trading Bailey in order to fill another area of need.


The Red Sox acquired Bailey last offseason from the Oakland Athletics, hoping for the big right-hander to become their closer for the next several seasons. However, Bailey suffered an injury early in the year, and when he was healthy enough to pitch he was seriously ineffective, as he posted an ERA of 7.04 over 15 1/3 innings.

It makes sense in theory for the Red Sox to trade Bailey and recoup some of the prospects they initially surrendered for him. Still, considering his ugly 2012 performance, the 28-year-old’s value isn’t likely to be sky-high at this point.

If Bailey is able to flash the dominance he showed in Oakland – 2.07 ERA, 0.954 WHIP over three seasons – there should be a market for the right-hander.

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2 Responses to Red Sox Rumors: Boston Should Trade Andrew Bailey

  1. We will give you Tabata and a pack of chewed up Bubble Gum for Bailey. We will then flip him over to the Yankees for 3 good prospects and a few million dollars in spare change!! GO BUCS!!

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    1. Change that chewed up gum to some of that stale old gum that came in baseball card packs and you got a deal!

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