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Ranking The Red Sox Playoff Roster

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No. 7: Clay Buchholz, SP

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Under different circumstances, he could have easily been on the top of this list. Buchholz pitched like a Cy Young winner for two months, then was shut down for three. He's just building back arm strength now, and while the results have been encouraging, it's still anyone's guess how much he can deliver in October. -- Edes