Theo Epstein's 10 Worst Free Agent Signings with the Red Sox

Dan McConeCorrespondent IMay 23, 2009

Theo Epstein's 10 Worst Free Agent Signings with the Red Sox

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    ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03:  General manager Theo Epstein of the Boston Red Sox watches batting practice before game two of the American League Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on October 3, 2008 in Anaheim, Califor

No. 10. Keith Foulke

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    BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11:  Keith Foulke #29 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees during their game at Fenway Park on April 11, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

No. 9 Ramiro Mendoza

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    ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JULY 30:  Pitcher Ramiro Mendoza #55 of the Boston Red Sox winds up for the pitch during the American League game against the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington on July 30, 2003 in Arlington, Texas.  The Rangers defeated the Red

No. 8 J.C. Romero

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 5:  Pitcher J.C. Romero #32 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals on April 5, 2007 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  Boston defeated the Royals 4-1. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Imag

No. 7 Julian Tavarez

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    TOKYO - MARCH 23:  Pitcher Julian Tavarez #51 of Boston Red Sox  throws during a presason friendly between Boston Red Sox and Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on March 23, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

No. 6 David Wells

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    SEATTLE - AUGUST 26:   Starting pitcher David Wells #16 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Seattle Mariners on August 26, 2006 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

No. 5 Joel Piniero

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    BOSTON - APRIL 11:  Joel Pineiro #36 of the Boston Red Sox looko on against the Seattle Mariners on April 11, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

No. 4 Matt Clement

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    BOSTON - APRIL 13:  Matt Clement #30 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during their game at Fenway Park on April 13, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

No. 3. Edgar Renteria

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    LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Edgar Renteria of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait during Photo Day on February 23, 2008 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

No. 2. J.D. Drew

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    BOSTON - APRIL 26: J.D. Drew #7 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on April 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

No. 1. Julio Lugo

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    FORT MYERS,FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22:  Julio Lugo #23 of the Boston Red Sox poses during photo day at the Red Sox spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by: Nick Laham/Getty Images)