Originally posted on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 6/6/12

 With the trade season about to be upon us combined with the fact that the Red Sox have a good amount of current contributors who may not be around by the end of the season, I have compiled a team of players who were one time members of the Boston Red Sox organization on some level. Let’s take a look at the squad, as the results are somewhat surprising.

Catcher: Victor Martinez, Detroit (Red Sox 2008-2010): Although he’s out this year due to injury, his presence was sorely missed last season. He drove in 103 and hit .330 last year.

First Base: Carlos Pena, Tampa Bay (Red Sox 2006): Pena hit 126 home runs and drove in 323 runs for rival Tampa Bay in the three years after Boston non-tendered him in 2006.

Second Base: Freddie Sanchez, San Francisco (Red Sox 2002, 2003): Sanchez hit .344 and won the batting title for Pittsburgh in 2006 and helped San Francisco win the 2010 World Series.

Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez, Florida (Red Sox 2005): Ramirez hit .300 or better in four of his first five seasons in Florida while also totaling 124 home runs and 196 stolen bases in that time.

Third Base: Adrian Beltre, Texas (Red Sox 2010): Beltre was the best player on the 2010 injury ravaged Red Sox. Since leaving, he has 42 home runs and 140 RBI.

OFs: David Murphy, Texas (Red Sox 2006, 2007): Valuable bench piece for back to back AL champs. Josh Reddick, Oakland (Red Sox 2010, 2011): With 14 home runs and 6 steals, Reddick is showing that Boston may have undervalued him. Jason Bay (Red Sox 2008, 2009): Probably the one guy on this list with no argument.

DH: Jed Lowrie, Houston (Red Sox 2008-2011): He’s hit 9 home runs with a .367 OBP in ‘12.

SPs: Justin Masterson, Cleveland (Red Sox 2008, 2009); Anibal Sanchez, Florida (Red Sox farm system); Erik Bedard, Pittsburgh (Red Sox 2011); Carl Pavano, Minnesota (Red Sox farm system): I never liked giving up Masterson (sorry Victor). I think Boston could have used his 216 innings and 3.21 ERA last season. Sanchez is one of the most underrated pitchers in the National League (71 innings, 72 Ks, 3.19 ERA, 1.09 WHIP with a .228 batting average against this season). Pavano pitched 220 innings or more in 2010 and 2011, winning 17 in 2010.

RPs: Jonathan Papelbon, Philadelphia (Red Sox 2005 – 2011); Nick Hagadone, Cleveland (Red Sox farm system); Darren Oliver, Toronto (Red Sox 2002); Craig Breslow, Arizona (Red Sox 2006): We know about Papelbon. Nick Hagadone, part of the Victor Martinez deal, is a lefty bullpen arm with 18 Ks in 18.2 innings this year, along with a 1.02 WHIP. Oliver is one of the best lefty specialists in baseball (an ERA under 3.00 in every year since 2008), was a member of the back to back AL Champion Texas Rangers in 2010 and 2011. Breslow has 22 Ks in 25.2 innings this year, with a 2.10 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Read more...

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