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http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/news/story?id=5040442

I have expected this to happen and if it does, cross another player off the list of guys we could go after over the next few offseasons...That list is shrinking rapidly.

That list of good pitchers could be four pages long and we still wouldn't buy one. We would have needed to overpay, and we know that's not going to happen. This move just saves us the frustration.

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Who knows how health shakes out, but not looking forward to:

Beckett

Lester

Lackey

Buchholz

Casey

I love BAL's young pitching, but that rotation ain't too shabby either...

Yeah, I wouldn't have likely advocated going after Beckett from the O's perspective, but they really have secured a great rotation for the near future.

Hopefully at least one of the two young guys disappoint and Lackey and/or Beckett have injury issues and struggle some. I don't think Lackey will live up to that contract, I hope I'm right.

Oh and Cliff Lee remains the best SP free agent next year.

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