Could Sox starters win 80-plus games?

Starting rotation is stacked, but Boston still needs a big bat

Updated: December 16, 2009, 12:23 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

It's an easy case to make, this business about the Red Sox now having the best starting pitching in the American League.

They have a 20-game winner (Josh Beckett), two kids with no-hitters (Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester), a two-time MVP of the World Baseball Classic (Daisuke Matsuzaka) and an ageless wonder (Tim Wakefield) who won't retire until he has won more games than any pitcher in Red Sox history.

The new guy, John Lackey, pitched and won the seventh game of the ...

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