Monday, October 30, 2017

Panda Easy Winner Of Gagne 'Most Disappointing' Award

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It wasn't even close. Pablo Sandoval was the consensus winner (nobody else was even in the race) of FenwayNation's 2017 Eric Gagne Memorial 'Most Disappointing' Award. The Panda played in just 32 2017 games—hitting .212 with an anemic .622 OPS. He had just 12 RBIs and struck out 24 times in 99 ABs. Finally, after a long injury stint, he was released on July 19th. He was picked up by his old club in San Francisco and ended up playing 47 games for them—hitting .225 with a .638 OPS. Sandoval joins Rusney Castillo—who won the inaugural Gagne Award in 2016. Eric Gagne pitched 18.2 innings for the Red Sox in 2007—posting a 6.75 ERA. He had a 9.00 ERA in the ALDS that year, and a 7.71 ERA in the ALCS—although he did pitch a scoreless inning in the World Series. All in all, a forgettable tenure in Carmine Hose. Congratulations, Panda, on being this year's Gagne recipient!