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Ranking The Red Sox Playoff Roster

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No. 20: Ryan Dempster, SP

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The veteran pitcher, who gave the Sox dependability and predictability at the back end of the rotation -- 14 quality starts and a chance to win the game when he was on the mound (17-12 in his starts) -- returns to the bullpen in search of the goal that has eluded him in a career that began 16 seasons ago: the chance to pitch in a Series. Getting some big outs in the late innings will enhance his chances. -- Edes