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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Boston Red Sox

Their pitching will be even better in 2010, but offensive woes persist

Originally Published: October 12, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that are done for the year continues with the Boston Red Sox, who most people expected to beat the Los Angeles Angels -- until they didn't. To see an archive of Kiss 'Em Goodbye, please go here.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 95-67, second place
Actual record: 95-67, second place

Rough day for Boston on Oct. 11: Patriots lose, Red Sox get eliminated, New York Giants and Yankees win big.

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