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Don't count out Red Sox rotation yet

Starting five have plenty to offer over rest of season and 2011

Updated: September 2, 2010, 2:58 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- For all the changes that are coming in the offseason, the chances are strong that the Red Sox will begin the 2011 season with the same five pitchers in the starting rotation whom they expected would carry them this season.

Oh, maybe there's an outside chance that Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has no-trade protection, might accept a deal to, say, Seattle, if the Sox were so inclined. But of the five, Matsuzaka has the shortest contractual life left with the Sox, having signed through ...

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