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Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff July 28, 2009 03:45 PM
Tony's Top 5
Deadline pickups in Red Sox history
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?
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.
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.
Rey Quinones, Mike Brown, Mike Trujillo, and John Christensen for Dave Henderson and Spike Owen. The Sox came thisclose to winning it in '86.
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.
Tony's Top 5
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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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