Red Sox offseason overview - with the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes
Despite a late-season injury, Jonathan Papelbon blew everyone away with a sensational season (0.92 ERA, 35 saves in 41 chances) as the Red Sox closer in 2006, but the team decided he will be more valuable in the starting rotation for 2007. That leaves a huge void in the back of the bullpen for the upcoming season. The Globe’s Gordon Edes identifies five options for the Sox, and we let you vote on which you think is best.
Closer:
Edes's five options
Despite a late-season injury, Jonathan Papelbon blew everyone away with a sensational season (0.92 ERA, 35 saves in 41 chances) as the Red Sox closer in 2006, but the team decided he will be more valuable in the starting rotation for 2007. That leaves a huge void in the back of the bullpen for the upcoming season. The Globe’s Gordon Edes identifies five options for the Sox, and we let you vote on which you think is best.
(Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)