Sox: Season to post-season
When it comes to the Red Sox getting far in the post-season, it doesn't inspire confidence that J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and Josh Beckett are ailing.
Then again, says Mazz:
It's worth noting that in Beckett's 27 starts this season, the Red Sox actually had a losing record (13-14). Behind Lester (22-11) and Matsuzaka (23-6), the Sox were a stunning 45-17. Teams like the Brewers would not be in the postseason today were it not for the contributions of their ace -- in Milwaukee's case, CC Sabathia -- but we probably cannot say the same for the Red Sox.