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Beckett, Martinez: Numbers to chew on

Trends to ponder when considering new deals for a pair of contract-year players

Updated: February 26, 2010, 4:09 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats and Information

It's still February. The Boston Red Sox haven't even faced Boston College. Yet somehow, now is the time to start talking about impending free agents and next offseason.

With the contracts of both Josh Beckett and Victor Martinez -- among others -- up after this season, the next six weeks could prove pivotal to either being in a Red Sox uniform in 2011.

Since general manager Theo Epstein took over before the 2003 season, the Red Sox have inked only five in-season contract extensions. ...

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