Boston Red Sox baseball is a mere five days away, but before the season starts, it’ll be good for Red Sox fans everywhere to catch up on their history.

The Red Sox have a lengthy past, as they were part of the American League’s eight original teams in 1901. With that long history comes a very detailed record of trades and transactions.

I’ve been tasked to present 10 of the most maligned deals, and here they are.

As a collective body, it’s good for Red Sox fans to revisit the bad teams that dogged the franchise for decades. It keeps us grounded in the team’s most fruitful era since the early 1900’s.

Dan is a Boston Red Sox featured columnist. Follow him on twitter @dantheman_06.

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