Boston Red Sox: Analyzing the Best Player at Each Position in Team History

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Boston Red Sox: Analyzing the Best Player at Each Position in Team History
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Founded in 1901, the Boston Red Sox are one of the American League's eight charter franchises. Accordingly, with over a century's worth of seasons, many a great player has cycled through the organization.

Deciding which player is the best of all-time at his position in Red Sox history is easier for some positions than others.

It stands to reason that Ted Williams is a lock in left field. However, who gets the nod at catcher—Carlton Fisk or Jason Varitek?

Things are more complicated on the mound. Is the top pitching spot simply a duel between Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens, or does one dare risk comparing different eras and throw Cy Young into the mix?

Without further ado and speculation, the best players at every position through Red Sox history:

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