Saturday, April 25, 2009


Hey, Kason Gabbard's back! For cash! The pitcher, who left for Texas a bit less than two years ago as a part of the trade that brought Eric Gagne to fame and fortune in Boston, is making his triumphant return to Pawtucket after flaming out at the major league level in spectacular fashion in 2008. Yesterday's Okajima miscues aside, the bullpen has become the rock upon which the Sox have built their current win streak, so Gabo likely won't find a home back up in the majors any time soon, but I like this move for two reasons:
  1. Once again, we've gone from an embarrassment of pitchers to an injury and some questions. Having a backup with some proven ability can't hurt, particularly at a low price.
  2. Anything that goes towards erasing the Eric Gagne tenure in Boston is fine with me.