Adrian Beltre – This would have solved the Red Sox third base problem to the present. Beltre had one great year in Boston, hitting .321/28/102 and leading AL in doubles. He’s had excellent years with Texas after signing a free agent deal going over 30+ home runs and 100+ RBI four times. Beltre will be in the Baseball Hall of Fame some day.
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Jose Iglesias – Great defensive player who has developed hitting skills. Traded to the Tigers in 2013 in a three-way deal that brought Jake Peavy to Boston. Iglesias hit .280 in 91 Boston career games. He made the All-Star team in Detroit after missing the 2014 season.
Travis Shaw – Centerpiece of deal with Brewers for Tyler Thornburg. Shaw is capable of playing first and third. He has more home runs and RBI with the Brewers than any Red Sox player. Let’s hope this wasn’t this generations Jeff Bagwell trade.
Jed Lowrie – Former first-round pick traded to Houston for Mark Melancon. Lowrie had four seasons and 251 games for the Red Sox hitting .251. Often on the DL, but he showed some respectable power. He is currently among American League leaders in doubles.
Mike Napoli – Key Beard Brother for the 2013 championship team. Napoli was traded to Texas for cash in 2015. He found his home run stroke in Cleveland with 34 in 2016. He also found his strikeout stroke with 194. Napoli is hitting under .200 in 2017, but on track for 30+ home runs for Texas.
Stephen Drew – A rare trade between Boston and the New York Yankees shipped Drew out for Kelly Johnson. Signed as a free agent by the Red Sox, Drew hit .253 in 2013 and then faded. He’s now hitting over .300 with the Nationals.