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Ranking The Red Sox Playoff Roster

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No. 1: Dustin Pedroia, 2B

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This team didn't need a heart transplant; it just needed to clean out some clogged arteries. John Henry said Terry Francona told him once to give him nine Pedroias and he would win a championship. Pedroia hasn't lessened in importance; he's just been surrounded by more guys like him. -- Edes