It's interesting., Ordonez was a FA after 2004, I wonder if they would have tried to re-sign him. He wasn't a disaster with Detroit -- one kick ass year in 2007 and a bunch of OK ones, 13.5 WAR in 7 years. Over the same period, Manny has 18.6 WAR.
Just to put a bit of context on Ordóñez - his 2004 and part of his 2005 season were heavily compromised by 2 surgeries he had following a collision with Willie Harris. On a talent basis the trade was more than sound for the Sox (without the knowledge how good Lester would become of course) but, like most people here, I'm quite happy how things turned out to say the least!
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