...as a Red Sox. Former MVP Garciaparra retires as member of Red Sox - MLB - CBSSports.com Baseball I had high hopes for Nomar. So sad the day he was traded but we all saw it coming. Was it really the fastball on the wrist that cut his career short. Thought he could have been the Next Ted Williams with the numbers he was putting up. And yes, I have heard the whispers of steroid usage. Anyways, Good Luck, Nomar. Like old girlfriends, I only want to remember the good times.