Lugoing, Going, Gone

Julio Lugo points to Manny Ramirez as he approaches the dugout after his 8th inning grand slam.
(Barry Chin / Boston Globe Staff)

Another Colossal Blunder at the Shortstop Position for
Theo Epstein and the Boston Red Sox

"When you see a good looking girl, you get married and sometimes things donít work out. I gave it my best and unfortunately things didnít work out. This is the best for both parties. I wanted it to work out but it didnít." -- Julio Lugo to Steve Buckley today

Lugo Released | The Curse of Orlando Cabrera Continues
Buckley: Julio Lugo: 'I Wanted It to Work Out'
That's Just Theo Making Another Error at Shortstop. Sincerely, Edgar Renteria
It's the Media's Fault, and It's Impossible to Survive in Boston. Sincerely, Nomar
Trying to Fill the Big Shoes of Alex Gonzalez Was Apparently Too Much to Ask
Good News: The 5th Year of This Godawful Contract is Not Going to Be Picked Up
So It's Just a $36 Million Mulligan for the GM, Not $45 Million
The Club Has Only Used 18 Shortstops Since the Trade of Garciaparra
This Just In: We'll Soon Be Done Paying for Edgar Renteria's Contract
We'll Always Have the Mother's Day Miracle, Julio
Did You Know? Some Guy Named Hanley Ramirez Is Leading the NL in Batting
Hey Umm, Wait a Minute... Can't Lugo Still Hit and Run?
Will Nick Green Be the Same as Derek Jeter in October?

Bad Deals Keep Piling Up for Theo Epstein...

How Much Money Is There to Light on Fire at Fenway? Daisuke Matsuzaka: $113.11 Million, J.D. Drew: $70 Million, Edgar Renteria: $40 Million, Julio Lugo: $36 Million ...

He Was As Reliable As a Yugo

BDD -- Julio Yugo
(BDD Photo Illustration / Michelle Schacht)

Turns Out We Had Another Rent-a-Wreck on Our Hands

Julio Just Couldn't Hang On ...

BDD - Lugo makes Error No. 10, Tigers win
(BDD / NESN screen image)

And Now He Goes Off Elsewhere on Our Dime...

2008 Herald Archives - Buckley: Questions About Errors Spark a Lugo Outburst

Someone Needed to Explain to Julio How It Worked in Boston: ďI donít care, but sometimes it would be nice to say something positive,Ē he said. ďBut all the time itís negative things, you know? Sometimes, you know, people should say something thatís positive. But every time itís something negative . . . bring it up, bring it up, bring it up. Why? I understand you (the media) are going to write whatever you want . . . but I come here every day and bust my ass . . . if things donít work out sometimes, thatís the way itís going to be. You understand? But sometimes you bring up the same things . . . You get tired of that." -- 5.7.08, Julio Lugo to Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Mind On Their Money, Money On Their Mind

The Second Half of the Season Finally Gets Underway,
ďGet Your Pren-ups, Heeere!Ē

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