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Red Sox face decisions on young players

OAKLAND, Calif. — Young players can give a team such energy when they’re going well and they can also create such a void when they’re going bad.

The Red Sox decided they were going to make young players a big part of their 2014 team. They wanted to build and contend at the same time, knowing they would meet up with the downside as well as the joyous upside.

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