There were times when it appeared every Sox fan along Tuesday's parade route had a "Keep Mike Lowell" sign in their hands. The ever-popular Lowell's contract with the Red Sox is up, and the World Series MVP is expected to receive more lucrative offers beyond what the Red Sox may pay him to stay. Should the Sox appease the fan base and give Lowell whatever money he wants? Or is Alex Rodriguez lurking as Plan B at third base. Kevin Youkilis is also a potential option to move back to third base if Lowell exits.
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