Former Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez
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For the Cost of a Striker, the Sox Could Have Kept Their Catcher

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"Wanting to have Victor in the lineup next April is a no-brainer. When you have to make a decision and you�re talking $40, $45, $50 million, four years down the road, that�s not quite as easy. I respect that." -- Sox manager Terry Francona

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