Red Sox: What if Jamie Moyer never got traded to Seattle in 1996?
Darren Bragg in Boston & post-Boston
When Bragg was traded to Boston, the Sox were excited to get a young outfielder who did well in Seattle. In 69 games, he hit .272 with 7 home runs, 25 RBI and 8 steals. Not the best sample size but certainly not the worst. Remember the Mariners were getting a 33-year old Jamie Moyer. Bragg ended up with a .252/3/22/6 in Boston in just 58 games. His 1996 line in total was .261/10/47/14 in 127 games. He also added 74 runs that year.
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In 1997, Bragg posted a .257/9/57/10 line and followed that up with a .279/8/57/5 slash in 1998. He stayed consistent in both his second and third seasons in Boston. Overall, the numbers were still very underwhelming.
Bragg appeared to peak in his mid 20’s as his numbers went downhill after that. He had a .264/20/136/21 career slash. The outfielder played a total of 340 games in Boston. In his last season as a member of the Sox, he lost his starting job platooning in the outfield with both Darren Lewis and Damon Buford. At least DB can brag about joining the 20/20 club with one team. See what I did there?
Bragg became a journeyman playing for a total of seven teams after his stint in Boston. After Boston, Bragg joined the Cardinals in 1999, the Rockies in 2000, the Mets and the Yankees in 2001, the Braves 2002-2003, and the Padres and Reds in 2004. His career numbers after his time in Boston? A .245/16/84/18 line in 447 games spanning six seasons for seven teams in total. Yes, seven. How did Moyer do in comparison post trade?