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

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5) The Red Sox upgraded in left field over Tommy Pham

The Red Sox acquired Tommy Pham at the deadline in exchange for a player to be named later. The Sox really didn't have a reason to buy at the deadline, but they didn't give up much of anything so there wasn't really anything to be upset about with this trade. Pham played out the second half of the season with Boston and is now a Met.

As a member of the Red Sox, he slashed .234/.298/.374 with six home runs and 24 RBI in 53 games. He wasn't awful, but he was hitting at the top of the Red Sox order, so that wasn't great.

Pham was the everyday left fielder for the Red Sox, the spot now occupied by Japanese phenom Masataka Yoshida. The Red Sox upgraded in a big way.

Pham is fine in the role he's currently in with the Mets as a guy platooning against lefties getting limited at-bats. He isn't really an everyday player anymore. He certainly wasn't playing to that level with the Red Sox.

The trade to get him won't ever sting, and fans only saw him in a Red Sox uniform for a couple of months, but Tommy Pham won't be missed.

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