The Boston Red Sox need a shortstop. It’s as simple as that. It’s time for the club to forget about acquiring ace Roy Halladay or a slugging first baseman like Adrian Gonzalez or Miguel Cabrera. The Red Sox's No. 1 priority needs to be acquiring a legitimate starting shortstop. The club hasn’t had a reliable shortstop since Nomar Garciaparra left town in the infamous 2004 trade that aided the Sox in breaking an 86-year championship drought. Since 2004, the Red Sox have run out 19—count ‘em, 19—different shortstops, all with middling levels of success. Here’s a quick look at the main players in the Red Sox shortstop rotation of the past half-decade. After the club traded away Garciaparra, Orlando Cabrera manned the position admirably for the remaind ...
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Article written by Jeremiah Graves