|1st||Roger Clemens||Carlton Fisk||Jimmie Foxx||Dustin Pedroia||Wade Boggs||Nomar Garciaparra||Ted Williams||Tris Speaker||Dwight Evans|
|2nd||Cy Young||Jason Varitek||Mo Vaughn||Bobby Doerr||Jimmy Collins||Rico Petrocelli||Carl Yastrzemski||Fred Lynn||Harry Hooper|
|3rd||Pedro Martinez||Rich Gedman||Kevin Youkilis||Pete Runnels||Larry Gardner||Freddy Parent||Jim Rice||Reggie Smith||Trot Nixon|
|4th||Lefty Grove||Rick Ferrell||George Scott||Billy Goodman||Frank Malzone||Joe Cronin||Manny Ramirez||Jacoby Ellsbury||Jackie Jensen|
|5th||Luis Tiant||Bill Carrigan||Jake Stahl||Mike Andrews||Mike Lowell||John Valentin||Mike Greenwell||Dom DiMaggio||Buck Freeman|
|6th||Jon Lester||Lou Criger||Mike Napoli||Hobe Ferris||Bill Mueller||Johnny Pesky||Duffy Lewis||Ellis Burks||J.D. Drew|
Several things about these teams surprised me. For starters, the BoSox are surprisingly shallow at both catcher and first base. Jason Varitek and Mo Vaughn seem more like 3rd Teamers than 2nd Teamers, but there they are, on the 2nd team of such a storied franchise. I didn't really like including Mike Napoli, since it's early in his third season with the franchise, but I decided to assume that by the end of 2015 he'll look like a much better selection. The Red Sox really don't have a lot of great options at the initial sack.
Left field, of course, is a famous position on the Red Sox, since there have been so many great players there. Equally worthy is pitcher, where they're four-deep with top-tier Hall of Famers. Tiant, of course, has a borderline Hall of Fame case too.
Shortstop and center field were both deeper than I expected. Vern Stephens and Johnny Damon, respectively, both just missed the cut at those positions.
Some might quibble with me putting Pedroia over Doerr at second base, but I think the time has come. Doerr might have the longevity advantage, but Pedroia at his best was better than Doerr ever was, and he's been producing long enough that he deserves the top spot. After those two, second base was another position that turned out to be weaker than I expected.
The 4th Team is an interesting one; you have three Hall of Famers, plus another who played at a Hall of Fame level in Manny Ramirez. In the cases of Lefty Grove and Ramirez, it's because the Red Sox have so much depth at their positions. In the case of Joe Cronin, it's because his best years were spent with a different franchise, and in the case of Rick Ferrell, it's because he wasn't really a worthy Hall of Famer.
Some of you diehards might be upset that I gave the right field spot on the 6th Team to J.D. Drew rather than franchise icon Tony Conigliaro, but I couldn't justify it based on the WAR numbers. Believe me, I tried.