Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14
It's official, and it has been for a while. The Red Sox will not make the playoffs, and they also will suffer their first losing season since 1997. As the top five teams from the AL and NL begin their preparations for the postseason, calendars in New England can begin the countdown until spring training in 2013. With the hot stove only months away, a plethora of questions await the Red Sox and some big names in the clubhouse. Will David Ortiz stay in Boston? Is Bobby Valentine coming back? Will we ever see the likes of Daisuke Matsuzaka again...
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