Closers come in all shapes and sizes

The Red Sox proved in 2013 that flexibility key when putting together a bullpen

Originally Published: November 20, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington received the Sporting News Executive of the Year award from his peers last week as a reward for all the prudent choices he made in assembling his 2013 roster. Even when Cherington's first or second moves went awry, he was astute enough with his Plan B's and C's to adequately cover his posterior.

There's no more compelling example than Boston's closer situation. The Red Sox began the season with Joel Hanrahan in the role only to lose ...

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