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Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Sox and perhaps their biggest hole in this line-up.
Reports on Jon Lester say that he's narrowed his search down to 4 teams and others say that it's only 4 teams, with the Red Sox NOT being one of them. Ben Cherington and John Farrell have been talking to the media and seem optimistic that they can re-sign the FA lefty.
signability. For instance, in 2007, the team lost its first- and second-round picks in order to sign J.D. Drew and Julio Lugo , but it blasted past its slot recommendations to sign players like Will Middlebrooks (fifth round), Anthony Rizzo
the most in the majors) playing 50 or ore games. Among the luminaries: Nomar Garciaparra (957 games at short), Julio Lugo (258), Marco Scutaro (241), Alex Cora (176), Alex Gonzalez (155), Edgar Renteria (153), Jed Lowrie (148
they locked up what was then a 31-year-old Ortiz to a four-year deal with a team option for '11. That was it. Julio Lugo . J.D. Drew. Adrian Gonzalez . Carl Crawford. All outside the organization. But there was also an understanding
the year as the starting shortstop with Lugo and Lowrie unavailable. Countermoves ..... swept by the Angels. 2008 Injuries : Julio Lugo misses second half with torn hamstring ..... alternatives : Jed Lowrie takes over for Lugo at short and delivers strong production
tone for the season's second half. At the time of Francona's '09 lineup adjustment, he turned to Dustin Pedroia , Julio Lugo and J.D. Drew to fill the role of leadoff hitter. None were truly built for the job at the time (combining for a
shortstops have formed the double play combination since Pedroia became the every day second baseman in 2007, starting with Julio Lugo . With Stephen Drew out – for now – and Xander Bogaerts in to start spring training, it’s just another day in the life of the
times over the years, but without as much success. The 2007 team featured Julio Lugo and Coco Crisp , often batting near each other. One year later, Ellsbury and Lugo batted back-to-back on Opening Day. When Carl Crawford signed before 2011, he
MLB.com , former Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo , who is currently playing for Escogido ..... something comes that changes my mind,” Lugo told the website. “But I think this is going to be it for me.” Lugo , 37, last played in affiliated
When Epstein was with the Sox, the team gave up its first-round draft pick in 2007 in order to sign free-agent Julio Lugo . (Commentary unnecessary.) But the team could offset the loss of its first-round pick by smashing past slot recommendations
Scutaro has more plate appearances (1,055) at shortstop than any other Sox player. And he is now just 17 games behind Julio Lugo at short for the most by a Red Sox in that time. It is, of course, popular to discuss the shortstop carousel that