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My 100th Article A Red Sox Article? Red Sox All-Time All Stars

BOSTON - JUNE 11: Jason Bay #44 of the Boston Red Sox runs to the bench against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on June 11, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Shanan H.Analyst IJune 23, 2009

I know, I am a disgusting version of a Yankees fan, but still...this is my third article of this series of all-time all stars.  I started with the Yankees and Mariners.  Those article can be viewed here and here

But, I have now moved on to my least favorite team, and for my 100th article, I will create the killer Red Sox team.  (But my Yankees could still beat them!)  So, here it is:

SS:  Nomar Garciaparra-Who else can play short, Nick Green?  Ha ha.

2B:  Dustin Pedroia-He won MVP, no other Red Sox second baseman can brag that.  (Although Bobby Doerr is in the HOF!)

RF:  Ted Williams-He hit .400 one year, I knew he had a spot on my team.

1B:  Jimmie Foxx-Tough to rule out one of my favorite Sox, Mo Vaughn, but I had to.

DH:  David "Big Papi" Ortiz-No better Sox DH ever.

LF:  Manny "ewww" Ramirez-I can't believe I let him in, but his slugging % is sky high.

CF:  Carl "Yaz" Yastrzemski-A great, all around player.

C:  Jason "Teki" Varitek-Barely over Fisk.

3B:  Wade "Wade" Boggs-Any other recommendations for third?

How the heck isn't he here:  Bill Buckner?  No, it's not the error that cost him, it was Jimmy Foxx, Big Papi, and even Mo Vaughn.  Those three first basemen kept Bill out.

SP:  Babe Ruth-People sometimes forget how good of a pitcher this guy was.  He had a 2.193 ERA during his time with the Sox.

SP:  Cy Young-He has an award named after him.

SP:  Tim Wakefield-A consistent winner for the Sox, he really deserves this spot.

SP:  Luis Taint-with a wacky wind up, this guy was fun to watch throw.

SP:  Pedro Martinez-Still and always a dominating pitcher, but he never told us Yankees fans; who is your papi?

RP:  Tom Gordon-He had one year where he set the team record with 46 saves.  His next closest season was one with 11 saves.

RP:  Jonathan Papelbon-I hate him, but he is good.  He is second in saves to one man, however: 

CL:  Bob Stanley-Career leader in saves for the Red Sox, he only has 10 more than Paps, and was never as dominate.  But, he deserves this spot.

How the heck isn't he here:  Curt Shilling?  Fist off, the bloody sock was fake, and we all know it.  It was ketchup.  But, he was past his prime on the Sox, and never had a great great year, even though he was an important part of a World Series win.

That's it!  Look for your favorite team soon.

 

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