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Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff August 26, 2009 06:41 PM
Tony's Top 5
Former Red Sox to critique down the stretch
Mark Kotsay. In his first 14 games with Chicago, he hit .229. Still, have the Red Sox missed his versatility?
Julio Lugo. No one complained when he was shipped away, but he had an .857 OPS in his first 24 games with St. Louis. Go figure.
Justin Masterson. Shut down the Angels last week and had a 3.78 ERA in his first four games (three starts) with the Indians.
John Smoltz. Nine strikeouts and no runs in five innings against the Padres on Sunday. Is the National League a joke or what?
Manny Ramirez. Since returning from suspension Siberia, he had a .277 average and 25 RBI in his first 45 games. Where's the juice?
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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