Will Varitek be behind the plate in '09?

Originally Published: November 10, 2008
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

For the third time in the past four seasons, the Red Sox won at least (in this case, exactly) 95 games. And they qualified for the postseason for the fifth time in the past six seasons. They lost the American League Championship Series in seven games to the Rays, a team they couldn't beat during the regular season (8-10).

Mainstays Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell and David Ortiz had down years interrupted by injuries.

Meanwhile, the right side of the infield -- second baseman ...

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