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Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff October 4, 2010 02:00 PM
Tony's Top 5
Developments for the 2010 Red Sox
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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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