Red Sox free agent success and failure

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The Wrecks:

Sep 7, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; General view of the field box seats prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Clement: Clement actually looked like a prize in his first season when he started out 10-2 and made the All-Star Team. A horrific ball off the noggin put a damper on that 2005 season and 2006 saw shoulder surgery and done. Three years and 27 million for 18-11 and 5.09 ERA.

Matt Young: Maybe best to avoid the name, Matt? Young lost 18 games for Seattle, but that didn’t stop the Red Sox from handing a two-year and five million deal to the left-hander. There is a saying that “Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut.” Young did with a no-hitter – that via circumstance was not in the win column. Young allowed two runs on seven walks, so the game has an asterisk for being an eight-inning no hitter.

Julio Lugo: What was the fascination with Lugo? This was some type of baseball centerfold to Red Sox management and fold he did with a slash of .251/.319/.346.

Jose Offerman: Jose made the All-Star team his first season in Boston, which should give that selection process about as much sense as running quantum physics classes at Attica. His post-playing days tell it all. A real train wreck at four years and 25 million. Loved the nickname: “Awfulman.”

Edgar Renteria: And speaking of wrecks! Is Boston still paying for this contract? There may have been some “personal issues” with Renteria’s stay in Boston, but I will not infringe upon TMZ. Over weight and error prone. Maybe there is legitimacy to “Some can’t play in Boston?”

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Skip Lockwood. Lockwood was coming home to his native Massachusetts after a great season (2-5, 1.49) with the Mets as a bullpen specialist. The two-year deal resulted in one year of playing time that was forgettable for the Red Sox and the 33-year-old Lockwood. That was Lockwood’s last season in MLB.