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Ten reasons Red Sox will repeat

Updated: February 15, 2014, 12:39 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Last spring, the Red Sox were not picked to advance to the World Series by any of ESPN's 43 or so "experts," a panel that included yours truly.

I've learned my lesson. Here are 10 reasons the Red Sox will repeat as Series champions:

10. Baseball is overdue for a back-to-back winner

No one has won consecutive championships since the New York Yankees won three straight from 1998 to 2000. We're looking at 14 seasons. Only once has baseball gone longer without a back-to-back ...

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