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We tackle the top four Red Sox hot stove moves in recent memory.
The guys get into the Pablo Sandoval potential signing, Jon Lester returning to the Sox, Yosmany Thomas, Justin Masterson, Hanley Ramirez and Cole Hammels.
shortstop? Sure. Hanley Ramirez ? Why not. Manny Machado? Seems fair. Henry Aaron at shortstop? Call him Hank. Willie Mays ? Say hey. Obviously, there is a degree of exaggeration in such a characterization. Nonetheless, it's clear that
either, but here's the top 10 career leaders in wins over replacement: Babe Ruth Cy Young Barry Bonds Walter Johnson Willie Mays Ty Cobb Hank Aaron Roger Clemens Tris Speaker Honus Wagner Pretty fair, right? Forgetting steroids and all the other
Larry Hisle's career average, for all you fans of the 1978 Milwaukee Brewers ) and isn't going to be confused with Willie Mays (or Hayes, to be fair) as a defensive center fielder. I get it. Pedroia and Gonzalez are great players. Ellsbury
mid-career, sometimes you'll see it from a player at the end of his career when he realizes his bat is slowing down (see Willie Mays in 1971). And this is all happening in a spot in the lineup -- between a premier leadoff hitter batting over .300
man over ticket allotment (gee, how did such an act of rage come about?) as for his 555 home runs. Until Friday, Willie Mays misplaying balls in the outfield for the 1973 Mets was the standard we set for embarrassing final acts by baseball players
Rodriguez is due to make $25 million in 2014, and he would get a $6 million bonus if he hits seven home runs to pass Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 14, 1975, the
career mark), and Alex Rodriguez blasted his second homer in two nights (his 651st, leaving him nine homers behind Willie Mays for fourth place all-time). “I’m starting to get my legs under me,” Rodriguez said. “So far, so good
Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run, calling it “a step in the right direction” as he moved with 12 homers of Willie Mays for fourth all-time and broke a tie with Stan Musial for sixth on the all-time RBIs list. Tigers pitcher Justin
a little less than $100 million remaining on his contract, and the Yankees would save $7.5 million for every 50 games Rodriguez misses. He is due a $6 million bonus if he hits 13 more homers and ties Willie Mays with 660 career homers.
contests. The Yankees remained in a tie for first place in the AL East with the Orioles. In the victory, Jeter tied Willie Mays for 10th on the all-time hits list with his 3,283rd career knock. For more Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com