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Tony's Top 5 current free agents you'd want to sign if it were 10 years ago

Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff  January 2, 2009 08:09 PM

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Nomar Garciaparra. From 1997-2000, there wasn't a better offensive player in baseball. Now 35, Garciaparra looks like a utility man at best.
4
Curt Schilling. A borderline Hall of Famer with an impeccable postseason history. If you were him, why would you possibly come back?
3
Pedro Martinez. A 3-time Cy Young winner, he's 17-15 wth a 4.74 ERA over the last three seasons. With all due respect, the writing is on the wall.
2
Frank Thomas. In a day and age where everyone wants a bargain, he can probably still help someone. But in 2008, he batted .240 with 8 homers and 30 RBIs.
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Ken Griffey Jr. Like Thomas, he can probably still help someone. But at this stage of a wondrous career, do you really want to compare him to Willie Mays?

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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.
1
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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