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Boston Red Sox: Keys for Making Another World Series Trip
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Beckett has big game pedigree

If the Boston Red Sox have any serious thoughts about making a deep run in the postseason, the recent ankle injury to Josh Beckett has to be minor. After Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, the Red Sox rotation has been mediocre at best.

The woeful shortcomings of the Sox rotation-not-named-Beckett-or-Lester notwithstanding, Beckett gives Boston players and fans a psychological boost of confidence because he has the "been there, done that (twice)" cache of an LCS MVP (2007) and World Series MVP (2003).

Even with their potent offense, the Red Sox transform from an elite team to a very ordinary one—from an AL favorite to an AL also-ran.

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