The Sunday Baseball Column: The man who left the Red Sox to help build the 2019 National League champs


Ten years ago it was a decision that some might have rolled their eyes at. When the 2009 season came to a close Johnny DiPuglia was entrenched as a valued member of a Red Sox international scouting department that helped secure a pair of World Series championships, having been in the organization for 10 years. Sure, the position with the Washington Nationals might have seemed like a promotion -- getting the chance to run all of Mike Rizzo's international operations -- but considering the hole the Nationals found themselves in thanks to the Smiley Gonzalez chaos -- (read more about that by clicking here) -- this was far from a no-brainer. "It was different with the Red Sox," DiPuglia said in a

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