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Clutch Victorino keys Sox's 2-0 start

With strong start, free agent OF is looking less like a flop, more like a Yankee killer

Updated: April 4, 2013, 2:38 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- On the eve of the 2013 season, seven writers for a national magazine offered their nominations for this season's biggest free-agent flop. Only one player received more than one vote. That was Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, with four. Three years and $39 million for a guy coming off career lows in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage? And 32 years old to boot?

Good luck with that one. That was the consensus message to Ben Cherington and the Red ...

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