Time To Assess the Billy Wagner Trade
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It feels like decades ago, but it was only a year and a few months past that the Mets traded Billy Wagner to the Red Sox in return for Chris “The Animal” Carter and a slugging youngster named Eddie Lora.
At the time, the deal appeared to be a salary dump by the Mets, who were eager to rid themselves of the $3.7M owed to Wagner.
Check that; it didn’t just “appear” to be a salary dump — it clearly was.
While the Mets relieved themselves of nearly four million dollars, they also