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AP Photo/Elise Amendola Sam Galanis Contributing Writer It’s always risky to take a player who has been performing well and move them to another team. It’s even riskier when the team that they’re going to is the Boston Red Sox. Many major league ballplayers have testified to the fact that going to Boston is isn’t easy, whether you’re traded there or you’re simply on the away team. The fans are relentless, and the media is even tougher. That’s most likely what spoiled Joel Hanrahan for us. Looking at his stats, he seemed like he’d be okay. He posted a 2.72 ERA and 36 saves last year, and he’s been fairly consistent. But the minute he got to Boston, that all went downhill. Hanrahan has already blown two out of his five save opportunities. Asking whether or not someone is a bust when they come to Boston can be a tough question. Think about players like Carl Crawford and Edgar Renteria. It was clearly something about being in Boston that made them worse, as they went on to do better...
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