Imagine my shock today when I heard we'd lost a family member in a trade with the Rangers. You get to know these guys. You root for them and hope for them. And then one day, blammo, gone.
So goodbye, Engel Beltre. Eric Gagne has some giant, clown-like shoes to fill. And our hearts are that much heavier.
In other news, uncontroversial and therefore uninteresting outfielder David Murphy has been traded for a Canuck reliever. Lobotomy recipient and lefty starter Kason Gabbard has also been reported to be part of the deal.