Red Sox Memories: The best individual seasons by players since 2000

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Boston Red Sox David Ortiz (R) is congratulated his solo homer by teammate Manny Ramirez in the top of the first innings against Japan’s Hanshin Tigers in an exhibition game in the Tokyo Dome on March 22, 2008. The Boston Red Sox managed a narrow 6-5 victory against Tigers in an exhibition game here, days ahead of the official season-opening games against the Oakland Athletics. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)

Since the turn of the century, the Boston Red Sox have gone from lovable losers to annual contenders. In that span, we’ve seen some great individual seasons.

Us Boston Red Sox fans have been spoiled in recent years. Ever since the 2004 team broke the Curse of the Bambino, the Sox have been contending for World Series titles more often than not. Over that time, we have had the privilege of seeing some fantastic talent put up gaudy numbers in Boston.

There have been some stellar individual seasons to look back on from players like David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Mookie Betts, and many more. While it hasn’t all been great, this truly has been one of the more impressive runs of success by an MLB franchise and Red Sox fans are incredibly fortunate to have witnessed this era.

Seeing as the 2020 Red Sox are not on the field as of yet, it wouldn’t hurt to reflect on some of those players and what their best year was. There will be some glaring omissions, but in lists like these there always are.

It certainly isn’t easy to spotlight just a few players when there are so many occasions where recognition is warranted. However, it’s hard to argue that these performances stood out from the rest.

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