The 2012 season is in the books for the Boston Red Sox.
It came and went, and should disappear forever into the history of this beloved franchise.
Bobby Valentine was never a fit, the pitching was an utter mess and a potential last-place finish is looming with 15 games left to play.
Turning a new leaf in the offseason and focusing on 2013 will be essential for the front office and for the rest of Red Sox Nation.
Because baseball is a team sport—more true to the production of the entire unit as opposed to individual talent—one player cannot turn the Sox around on his own.
However, here are seven players that can straighten the ship and carry the Red Sox back to the playoffs.