Former Sox Closer Bailey Signed To Philly Minors Deal
He was once among the most dominant closers in all of baseball—saving at least 24 games for three straight years with Oakland (2009-11). He was then traded to the Red Sox for Josh Reddick and (due primarily to nagging injuries after thumb surgery) proceeded to pretty much stink since then—including a brief stint with The Evil Ones last year. Now, Andrew Bailey is relegated to signing a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Oh, how the mighty have fallen! No details are available yet on the deal, but it has to be a big-time come-down for a guy who was on top of the world just three short years ago. We wish him the best in The City Of Brotherly Love.