3 former Red Sox players we'll be glad are gone, and 2 we'll wish stayed

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2) Red Sox fans will miss everything Xander Bogaerts brought to the team

Xander Bogaerts was a beloved member of the Boston Red Sox from the day he got called up in 2013 as a top prospect until the final day of his ten years spent with the Sox. We watched Bogaerts develop from a young kid into one of the best shortstops in baseball.

Bogaerts helped the team win two World Series titles while also being a four-time all-star and a five-time Silver Slugger winner.

The 11-year $280 million deal the Padres gave him was undoubtedly an overpay especially considering the fact that Bogaerts is already 30 years old, but that doesn't soften the blow. The Red Sox lost not only one of their best players, but their leader.

With both Trevor Story and Adalberto Mondesi on the Injured List, Boston has been using Kiké Hernandez as the shortstop. Hernandez is capable, but he's not Bogaerts.

Bogaerts was a superstar and a leader this city gravitated towards. It's a shame ownership didn't put up the money needed to keep him around.