Does Ortiz belong in Red Sox 'Franchise Four?'

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Does Ortiz belong in Red Sox 'Franchise Four?'

Prior to Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game, all 30 Major League franchises revealed their "Franchise Four," or the four greatest players in the history of their franchise.

The fans decided that Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski deserved the honor for the Boston Red Sox.

But with such a rich history, there are many players who could've been in consideration for those four spots.

Bob Neumeier would like to remove David Ortiz and put Roger Clemens in his place. But Danny Picard isn't ready to pull the designated hitter out of the conversation.

"You have to have David Ortiz in there," said Picard. "The guy has won three championships with the Red Sox. This was an organization that was dying to get someone in there to help them. He took the team on his back in 2004. On his back. And he then helped them win two more championships after that."

A ton of other names were tossed around from Cy Young to Luis Tiant. 

Who would be in your "Franchise Four?"

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Bob Ryan and Lou Merloni react to Matt Barnes being handed a 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado, and whether he deserved it.

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

MLB has suspended and fined Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes for throwing at the head of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Barnes' suspension will last four games. His fine is an undisclosed amount.

Barnes has elected to appeal, and so his suspension will be postponed until the appeal process has finished.

Barnes' throw at Machado appeared to be a response to the Orioles third baseman's decision to slide cleats up into Pedroia, who left the game and has missed the two games that followed. He's still day-to-day. However, Pedroia vocally disapproved of Barnes' decision.