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  • Did change of roles mess up Gagne?

    http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/ar...-up-gagne.aspx

    Phoenix - Did changing roles last year in Boston ruin Eric Gagne's rhythm and make him struggle?

    That's the theory of manager Ned Yost, who believes Gagne will bounce back in a big way as the Brewers' closer this season.

    Bouncing back from two years of injuries, Gagne performed well for Texas last season, posting a 2.16 ERA in 34 games and converting 16 of 17 saves. He was traded to the Red Sox at the end of July and placed into an unfamiliar set-up role because Boston had Jonathan Papelbon closing games.

    Gagne never found a groove in Boston, posting a 6.75 ERA in 20 games. He pitched so poorly that many were stunned when the Brewers signed Gagne to a one-year, $10 million deal to be their closer.

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    Well, What can be said?

    I Hope So.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 645 View Post
      Well, What can be said?

      I Hope So.
      As a fan who watched that train wreck, I don't think so. It's not a huge change, and he was the most fearful closer in the game for years, so a small change like that shouldn't of messed him up. Maybe it was the pressure from the media in Boston, I don't know. He sure had a lot of pressure when he had the streak going in LA.

      For all fans of the 29 teams that don't have to watch him when the games on the line, seeing how he does this year should be an interesting experiment.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Williamsburg2599 View Post
        Maybe it was the pressure from the media in Boston, I don't know.
        Well, That would be better for there wouldn't be as much pressure in Milwaukee.

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