Theo Epstein's Top 10 Moves with the Red Sox

Dan McConeCorrespondent IMay 24, 2009

Theo Epstein's Top 10 Moves with the Red Sox

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 28:  Theo Epstein, Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, talks with the media prior to Game Four of the 2007 Major League Baseball World Series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on October 28, 2007 in D

Honorable Mention

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees laughs during an interview prior to the start of the Grapefruit League Spring Training game against the Minnesota Twins at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 28, 2009 in Tampa, Flo

No. 10. Purchasing the contract of Kevin Millar from the Florida Marlins

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    BOSTON, MA - JULY 14:  Kevin Millar #15 of the Boston Red Sox stands on the field during the game with the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on July 14, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Yanks won 8-6.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

No. 9 Signing Bill Mueller

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20:  Bill Mueller #11 of the Boston Red Sox throws out Alex Rodriguez #13 on a groundball play in the first inning during game seven of the American League Championship Series on October 20, 2004 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough o

No. 8. Signing Daisuke Matsuzaka

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    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 10:  :  Starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka #18 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in game one of the American League Championship Series during the 2008 MLB playoffs at

No. 7. Building from the draft

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    BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 15:  Jacoby Ellsbury #46 and Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox react after scoring in the sixth inning during a game against the New York Yankees on September 15, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogas

No. 6. Trading Hanley Ramirez and other prospects to Florida for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 13:  (L-R) Alex Cora #13, Mike Lowell #25 and Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox warm up before Game Two of the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on October 13, 2007 in Boston, Massachuse

No. 5. Letting Pedro Martinez leave via free agency

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 9:  Pedro Martinez #45 of the New York Mets pitches against the Houston Astros during their game at Shea Stadium September 9, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty

No. 4. Trading Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers in a three-team deal.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 15:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats with his long hair against the San Francisco Giants on April 15, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  All Major League Baseball players wore #42 in honor of Jack

No. 3. Trading Michael Goss, Jorge De La Rosa, Casey Fossum and Brandon Lyon to Arizona for Curt Schilling

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 20:  Starting pitcher Curt Schilling #38 of the Boston Red Sox deals against the Cleveland Indians during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 20, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Get

No. 2. Signing David Ortiz via free agency

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    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 15:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 15, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

No. 1. Trading Nomar Garciaparra in a three-way trade

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11:  Nomar Garciaparra #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the game against the Florida Marlins at Dodger Stadium on July 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)