2. Will the real Josh Beckett please stand up?For a moment, let's hear out those voices in New York: Over the last three seasons, there really hasn't been much difference between Beckett (48-28, 4.11 ERA, 524 strikeouts in 579 2/3 innings) and A.J. Burnett (38-26, 3.94 ERA, 525 strikeouts in 522 2/3 innings). Beckett had the much better 2007. Burnett had the much better 2008. For now, Beckett is due to enter the final year of a three-year, $30 million contract extension, though the Sox hold a $12 million for 2010. Translation: This is a big year for him -- in lots of ways.
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