Ten years later, a look back on the Red Sox signing of Xander Bogaerts

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Ten years later, a look back on the Red Sox signing of Xander Bogaerts
Ten years later, a look back on the Red Sox signing of Xander Bogaerts

ALEX SPEIER Ten years later, a look back on the Red Sox signing of Xander Bogaerts The two 16-year-olds beamed with smiles that suggested their lives had changed. And they had — as had the direction of the organization they had joined. Ten years ago Friday, on Aug. 23, 2009, Xander and Jair Bogaerts signed with the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The day now represents a landmark moment for the organization. “You're making us sound so old. Time goes by so fast,” said Jair Bogaerts. “That's crazy, man.” Yet the passage of time is perhaps not as crazy as the origins of the Bogaerts twins in the organization. In late 2007, Red Sox vice president Craig Shipley, who headed the team's international scouting,

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