Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons Andrew Bailey Will Make Them Very Dangerous

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Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons Andrew Bailey Will Make Them Very Dangerous
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Andrew Bailey is set to return to the Boston Red Sox sometime after the All-Star break. (h/t ESPN)

Before his thumb injury took him out of commission he was slated to be Boston’s successor to Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning.

But Bailey’s injury threw all of Bobby Valentine’s bullpen plans out the window and the shuffling of bullpen roles showed its ugly side during the first month of the season. The Red Sox bullpen struggled against the Detroit Tigers and didn’t fare much better against the New York Yankees to start the season.

But Boston’s bullpen has been much better as of late and a reliever of Bailey’s caliber could turn a good bullpen into a great bullpen.

Here are 10 reasons why Bailey’s return will make the Red Sox a very dangerous team down the stretch.

Unless otherwise noted, all stats are from baseball-reference.com

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