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Tony's Top 5 Developments for the 2010 Red Sox

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  October 4, 2010 02:00 PM

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Tony's Top 5

Developments for the 2010 Red Sox

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The depth guys. We’re talking about Darnell McDonald, Daniel Nava, Scott Atchison, Eric Patterson … the list goes on. They did their part – and more.
4
Ryan Kalish. All in all, not a bad showing for the 22-year-old outfielder. Was it a great performance? No. But he certainly looks like he belongs.
3
Adrian Beltre. For $10 million, the Red Sox got a performance that made him the most valuable positional player on the team, hands down. Too bad he’s a free agent.
2
Daniel Bard. Don’t look now, but Bard held lefthanded batters to a .141 average this season. Huge improvement. Could the closer’s role be next?
1
Clay Buchholz. Are you kidding? Buchholz did well last year, but trading him remained a possibility. Now? Forget it. He looks like a front-end starter.

Tony's Top 5

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.
3
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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