Eric Gagne once had it all. During his MLB record run of 84 consecutive saves for the Dodgers from 2002 to 2004, Gagne was arguably the best closer in baseball.
Things soon changed: Gagne saved just 51 games from 2004-2008. He later admitted to using human growth hormone and claimed in a 2012 book that 80 percent of his teammates in L.A. used PEDs.
After making more than $40 million in his MLB career, Gagne probably isn’t pulling down that kind of dough anymore. He recently listed his Paradise Valley, Ariz. home at short sale for $2.695 million. He also sold a Scottsdale home earlier this year.
If you pony up $2.7 million, you can get the following features in Gagne’s contemporary Paradise Valley pad:
• basement movie theater
• a sports court and putting green
• huge pool and spa with limestone cabana
Not included: the game jerseys hanging on the wall or the Winnie The Pooh figure in the bathroom. You might be able to use some leverage on Gagne, though. Just a hunch.
Highlights of Eric Gagne’s Paradise Valley House:
• 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
• 6.7 miles to Bourbon Street gentlemen’s club
• 2.1 miles from Whole Foods
• 2.8 miles from Lynch Law Firm (debt settlement & negotiation)