Mets-Red Sox Billy Wagner Trade Hits Snag

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 3:  Billy Wagner #13 of ...
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The major news organizations are reporting that Mets closer Billy Wagner has some demands of the Red Sox before he’ll waive his no-trade clause to accept a deal sending him to Boston. He wants the Sox to guarantee that they won’t pick up his $8 million option for next season and that they won’t offer him contract arbitration.

If the Sox won’t agree to Wagner’s demands, the Mets could still let Wagner go without receiving any compensation except for not having to pay Wagner. The Mets should just let him go if they can’t work through these issues. Omar Minaya shouldn’t even have to think for a second about that.

That punk, Jonathan Papelbon, had some comments for WEEI about Wagner too. From ESPN:

“What has he done? Has he pitched this year?” Jonathan Papelbon told “Is he ready to pitch or is he not? … I think our bullpen is good where we’re at right now. Don’t get me wrong. But I guess you could always make it better. It’s kind of like the [Eric] Gagne thing, I guess.”

Author: Dave Doyle

Frequently disappointed Mets fan

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