Not the $42 Million Question But ...

Not the $42 Million Question But ...

12.17.04 - El Toro, Dominican Republic - Sox prospect Hanley Ramirez practices the Manny Ramirez double point at the Red Sox Academy.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

Will Trading Away the National League Rookie-of-the-Year Shortstop Prove to Be as Foolish as Letting Johnny Damon
Go to the Yankees to Save a Few Bucks?

Only 'Home Run King' Josh Beckett
Can Answer That Question Next Season

Hanley Was Home Grown

2005: Hanley in Portland with fans

(BDD Photo / Bill Chapman)

And Now the Sox May Be Forced to Settle for Julio Lugo

"I'm so happy. I want to thank each one of my teammates, because every day they gave me the energy to play in the big leagues... Nobody was talking about winning Rookie of the Year in the clubhouse. No egos." -- 11.13.06, Hanley Ramirez, the former future of the Boston Red Sox

Mnookin: More Food for Thought: Rookie of the Year Awards

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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