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“I’m ready to jump in with Lackey who won Game 7 in 2002 against the San Francisco Giants when he was a rookie with Anaheim, Beckett pitched a shutout for Florida in Game 6 in 2003 against the Yankees, and Lester finished off Colorado in Game 4 in 2007. We could not only make next year’s rotation potentially elite but really solidify our rotation for a long time with the addition of John Lackey.”

Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein on the team’s rotation for 2010 and the future