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Five Sox Players Who Matter More Than You Thought

Rumor has it that Pablo Sandoval might have an impact on the Red Sox this year.  Likewise, Koji Uehara would probably help the Sox chances of being good if he's a lights-out closer again and it'd be helpful if Justin Masterson is more 2013 Masterson than 2014.  That all being said, there are other story lines that might have a significant impact on the season but are far from the spotlight shone Xander Bogaerts development or if Christian Vazquez can be better than a liability at bat.  Here are a few of those key players:
Allen Craig - I don't think he will nor should he be traded any time soon.  If you trade him now, you are selling low.  Meanwhile, there is every reason to believe he'll bounce back.  With Papi in the last year or two of his career, Napoli on the last year of his contract, and Hanley Ramirez a strong candidate to move to DH if Papi isn't there, Craig is a uniquely valuable investment in the future.  In addition, I expect him to play at least 120 ga…