For the first time since 2003, the World Series is competitive.
 
It has been six years since the Series went at least six games. The storylines in recent years have been given little time to develop.
 



If I had told you on Dec.



KIRK MINIHANE

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When they were introduced more than 30 years ago, no one ever expected that Brad Mills and Terry Francona both one day would become major league managers. The reason was simple.



Joe Urbon and his team at CAA Sports have made it clear they’re prepared to enter the offseason starting blocks.



For nearly three years now, J.D. Drew’s contract has been alternately viewed as the subject of ridicule and befuddlement. Yet for the Red Sox, there is one thing that the five-year, $70 million deal is not: an object of regret.



It was just moments after the end of his first full season as a Red Sox.



Third and final (duh) Red Sox report card of the season. Just a couple of quick notes before we get started …



KIRK MINIHANE

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So, how exactly did this happen?



Billy Wagner knows one of baseball’s golden rules is never letting hitters peek behind the pitcher's curtain, but he could never help himself when it came to Bobby Abreu



JOE HAGGERTY

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Perhaps the greatest surprise from the Red Sox’ summary dismissal at the hands of the Angels was that Boston was betrayed by the very elements that were supposed to be its greatest strengths.