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Feb 1, 2005, 11:37 PM EDT

Yahoo:

 
 
  NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Gordon and Philadelphia reached a preliminary agreement
Thursday night on an $18 million, three-year contract, The Associated Press
learned, giving the Phillies a replacement for departed closer Billy Wagner.

Gordon also was negotiating with the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians
before agreeing to the deal with the Phillies, which still must be finalized.

This seems like it was a move the Phillies had to make.  I’m okay with it, but I don’t know.  I think I’m just mad at Ed Wade still for not getting Wagner months ago.  Gordon could be really good for the Phils, but he is going to be what, 41 in the third year?  6 million per year?  Couldn’t they have had Wagner for that this past summer?  Wagner going to the Mets for big cash and even Ryan going to the Jays for big cash really improved the markets for middle of the pack guys like Gordon.