1. Mike Lowell
Lowell has one year left on a contract paying him $9 million a year, which would seem to assure that he will be back in 2007, unless the Sox are willing to eat a significant portion of his contract. Lowells defense at third was Gold Glove-caliber last season, even though he was beaten out for the hardware by Oaklands Eric Chavez.
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