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Meet the 2013 Red Sox

They finished 69-93, last place in the American League East thanks largely to terrible pitching, particularly from the starters.

Sound familiar? Those 2011 Baltimore Orioles sure had plenty of problems. But they bounced back to win 93 games and qualify for the playoffs last season. Manager Buck Showalter was credited for helping change the ethos of a team that had become too accustomed to losing.

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