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Tony's Top 5: Deadline pickups in Red Sox history

Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff  July 28, 2009 03:45 PM

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Tony's Top 5

Deadline pickups in Red Sox history

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Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers for cash. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn negated the deal, but can't we dream about how Red Sox history might have been impacted in 1976 and beyond?
4
Frankie Rodriguez for Rick Aguilera. The Sox needed a closer in 1995. Aguilera subsequently went 20 of 21 in save opportunities -- at least until the postseason.
3
Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling for Mike Boddicker. Two more clubs gave up on Schilling after the Red Sox did. Boddicker help the '88 Sox to the postseason.
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Rey Quinones, Mike Brown, Mike Trujillo, and John Christensen for Dave Henderson and Spike Owen. The Sox came thisclose to winning it in '86.
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Nomar Garciaparra and Matt Murton for Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz. The trade that helped the Sox win the 2004 World Series and end an 86-year drought.

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Favorite blog entries

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The final chapter on Teixeira and How Red Sox pitchers work the strike zone Jan. 7, 2009 and July 17, 2009. Some actual reporting – an obsession with Mark Teixeira and the art of pitching.
4
For 2011 Red Sox, there was plenty of blame to go around Oct. 1, 2011. The disgraceful collapse of the Red Sox stoked the fire in all of us.
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Behind Garnett and James, Celtics and Heat are digging in June 4, 2012. Improbably, the Celtics pushed the Heat to the limit.
2
Thrill is back for Patriots Jan. 30, 2012. Another Super Bowl has even Bill Belichick musing.
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You’ve got to believe June 15, 2011. On the morning of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, we all had reason to believe.
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".

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