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Will Papelbon ever close again?

Originally Published: February 23, 2007
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In a perfect world, the Red Sox wouldn't be doing this.

In a perfect world, the Red Sox would look at Jonathan Papelbon and see their Mariano Rivera, their Trevor Hoffman -- a guy they could wave on in there to save their next 700 consecutive wins.

In a perfect world, the Red Sox wouldn't be searching for their next closer until about the year 2014.

But wait. They're the Red Sox. And when has their world ever been perfect -- except for about a week and a half in ...

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