Eight Moves the Red Sox Must Make for a World Series Title

Dan McConeCorrespondent IJune 8, 2009

Eight Moves the Red Sox Must Make for a World Series Title

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    NEW YORK - MAY 05:  Manager Terry Francona of the Boston Red Sox looks on against the New York Yankees on May 5, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

1. Do Not Trade Brad Penny

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 11:  Pitcher Brad Penny #36 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 11, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim,  The Red Sox won 5-4.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2. Stick with Jed Lowrie

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 14:  Jed Lowrie #12 of the Boston Red Sox waits on deck in the ninth inning of game four of the American League Championship Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2008 MLB playoffs at Fenway Park on October 14, 2008 in Boston, Mass

3. Trade for Alex Gonzalez

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    LOS ANGELES - MAY 13: Alex Gonzalez #2 of the Cincinnati Reds throws the ball to firstbase during the Mothers Day game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 10-5. (Photo by Stephen Du

4. Send Nick Green to Pawtucket

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    NEW YORK - MAY 05:  Nick Green #22 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the New York Yankees on May 5, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

5. Release Julio Lugo

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    FT. MYERS, FL - MARCH 2: Shortstop Julio Lugo #23 of the Boston Red Sox gets a hit against the Minnesota Twins during the game on March 2, 2008 at City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

6. Bench/Platoon David Ortiz

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    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 15:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on 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)

7. Trade for Adrian Gonzalez

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    DENVER - MAY 31:  Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the San Diego Padres takes an at bat against the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on May 31, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Padres defeated the Rockies 5-2.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

8. Move John Smoltz to the Bullpen

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    FORT MYERS,FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: John Smoltz #29 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)
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