Red Sox Playoffs: Jake Peavy's Importance on Display in ALDS Clincher

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Red Sox Playoffs: Jake Peavy's Importance on Display in ALDS Clincher
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Even without Clay Buchholz healthy, the Red Sox had a full rotation thanks to their prospect depth this summer. With Buchholz set to return at the start of September, to some more skeptical elements it seemed like acquiring a starting pitcher was something that would help the Sox out for a limited time, given that they could have just continued to lean on Brandon Workman for another month before pushing him from the rotation. Acquiring a pitcher would mean losing Workman as a starter as well as eventually removing another starter from the mix in an organization flush with options.

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