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Morning Links: Three Of a Kind

FT. MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox poses during photo day at the Boston Red Sox Spring Training practice facility on February 28, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Florida.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Derek PooreContributor IMarch 1, 2010

If you don’t believe the Red Sox have the best pitching rotation in baseball, think about this: Three Boston pitchers have won the deciding game in a World Series.

John Lackey, Josh Beckett and Jon Lester all have that special designation and they all did it before age 25, writes Dan Shaughnessy in today’s Boston Globe.

Jason Bay says from Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie: I would have gone back to Boston, if the price was right.

Daisuke Matsuzaka is “7 to 10 days away from pitching,” says manager Terry Francona.

Marco Scutaro is more of a starter and less of a utility-man than fans might think.

At Wednesday’s doubleheader, the Red Sox will wait until game two against Boston College to use the meat of its lineup. Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Beltre will bat 2-3-4 in that game, while Jacoby Ellsbury and Victor Martinez will start in the first game versus Northeastern. 

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