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Who is the best former Red Sox player not in the Hall of Fame?
Does Cesar Crespo count? If Cesar Crespo counts, it must be Cesar Crespo. I don’t think he met the 10-season requirement, though.
Off the top of my head, I have three candidates: Curt Schilling, Luis Tiant, and Dwight Evans. Schilling got 70 percent of the vote this time around and probably gets in this year, provided he doesn’t say or do anything stupid over the next 12 months that causes some voters to take the character clause into deeper consideration with him. It is an election year, so all bets are off. He belongs in, though. Greatest postseason pitcher I’ve ever seen.
(Speaking of great postseason pitchers, did you see that Brad Penny got a Hall of Fame vote and Josh Beckett did not? I…