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Top 5: Busts in Red Sox history

Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff  May 15, 2009 02:26 PM

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Busts in recent Red Sox history

5
Robinson Checo. He wasn't a draft pick, per se, but there was a great deal of hype about him at the time he was signed. Whereabouts: Unknown.
4
Brian Rose. Along with Carl Pavano, he was once a golden child. He ended up with 15 career wins and 5.86 ERA. Pavano goes on.
3
Kevin Morton. In his first major league start, he whiffed nine in a complete game, 10-1 win. If Clay Buchholz fails, he'll be compared to Morton.
2
Craig Hansen. Now serves as the poster boy for what can happen when a young man is burdened with too much too soon. Buyer beware.
1
Frankie Rodriguez. After all of that hype as both a pitcher and position player, he got traded and flamed out. Career ERA: 5.53.

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Favorite blog entries

5
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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