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Sunday Baseball Notes

Catching Red Sox on minds of contenders

With the Winter Meetings set to begin Monday at Disney World, one of the great exercises of the offseason is how the World Series winner tries to maintain its status as the top dog, and how other contenders try to catch up with personnel moves.

Two keys for the Red Sox will be to make sure their starting pitching remains intact, which it likely will, even if they look to deal one of their veterans, and continuing to have a top bullpen, which it also appears they will.

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