Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics
After losing Johnny Damon to the Yankees in 2006, the Sox decided on Coco Crisp to fill the void. Crisp displayed brilliant defense, making highlight-reel catches in center field during his time in Boston, but he could never replace the consistent package that Damon provided.
In his three years in Boston, the injury-plagued Crisp batted .271 and totaled 21 home runs and 137 RBIs. Crisp stayed with the Sox until November 2008, when he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for pitcher Ramon Ramirez. His only season with the Royals was a rough one, as Crisp recorded a career low batting average of .228. Crisp has now completed four seasons with the Oakland Athletics, where he’s batted .264 and led the A’s to the playoffs the past two seasons.