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Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff February 3, 2009 02:00 PM
Tony's Top 5
Best trades in Red Sox history
Ted Cox, Bo Diaz, Mike Paxton and Rick Wise for Dennis Eckersley and Fred Kendall. Yes, Eckersley eventually fizzled in Boston, but for a time, he was an ace.
Nomar Garciaparra and Matt Murton for Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz. The trade that redefined Red Sox history. On paper, it doesn't look as important as it was.
Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon, Jorge de la Rosa and Michael Goss for Curt Schilling. Schilling came to Boston to win a world title. He got two.
Heathcliff Slocumb for Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe. Since the deal, Varitek and Lowe have given the Sox 19 combined years of service. And counting.
Carl Pavano and Tony Armas Jr. for Pedro Martinez. During seven years in Boston, Martinez won two Cy Young Awards and a World Series. What a steal.
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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