Was coming to post the Hanrahan deal, but got beaten to the proverbial punch. I've always been surprised of the moderate success he's had since leaving, being fairly well regarded in Pittsburgh. I mean damn, he made $4.1 million last year as a reliever, something I never expected. Now off to the Red Sox as an insurance closer, and all the national bandwagon fans attention that entails. Good for him, I always thought he was a decent enough guy, glad to see him making it big time.
But I see he still had 50 unintentional BBs in 128.1 IP last season, so looks like he's remained the gas can we all knew and loved/hated. It'll be interesting to see how he handles the transition to the AL and the rather significant talent differential between NL Central and AL East. Relatively sucky division versus... well, the AL East.