Ranking The Red Sox Playoff Roster

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No. 2: Jon Lester, SP

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The left-hander has done much to restore a reputation that has taken a beating for the better part of two years, dating back to the collapse of '11. Now he has a chance to set the tone for October with a command performance, and will be on call if the Sox need him to pitch Game 5, too. -- Edes