So, Joel Hanrahan. Talk about an underwhelming move. And it feels like we've made this same move at least twice since Papel-douche left. Acquire the closer from a small market team to come into the big boy division and be the closer. Oh and he has medical concerns and/or a bad history against the AL East. Even better. Andrew Bailey. Check. Mark Melancon. Check. This feels exactly the same.
Every article I've read talks about how Hanrahan's velocity was down last year. And his walks were up.
Frankly it feels like we traded Mark Melancon for the second coming of Mark Melancon. Oh and we threw in two of the Dodger prospects we got, along with Stolmy who ahs shown some slow developing progress over the years.
I am sure they know more than me, but would the Sox have been worse off keeping Melancon and hoping one of the kids develops? Or use them for a piece that the Sox really need?