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Cubs-Red Sox: Let’s Make a Deal!

August 26, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD 

On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox traded two players-to-be-named to the New York Mets for closer Billy Wagner.

The Mets are out of the race in the National League East, and the Red Sox are fighting for their lives in the American League Wild Card race.

Wagner, 38, was once an elite closer but has had Tommy John surgery and is just coming back now from a long road of injuries. He should provide additional depth to the Red Sox bullpen down the stretch.

However, where the boring details end is where the story begins in Boston.

Wagner didn't want to waive his no-trade clause to go to Boston, and he exchanged words through the media with incumbent Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon.

In fact, in order for Wagner to ag...

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