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December 6, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Fascinating Mu Thing

by R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Ben Carsley


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Signed RHP Edward Mujica to a two-year deal worth $9.5 million. [12/5]

One thing we've learned—or, at least, think we've learned—about Ben Cherington is he values late-inning experience. He traded for Andrew Bailey and Mark Melancon in his first offseason, then added Joel Hanrahan and Koji Uehara in his second. While the track record on those deals is spotty—the first three pitchers missed significant time due to injuries and/or poor performance—each pitcher worked late in games before his arrival in Boston and took a turn as closer while wearing red socks.

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