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Oh Captain My Captain

I am concerned with the fact that the Sox are quite possibly going to play next year without Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Alex Cora. These three guys are the veteran leaders on and off the field. I'm not sure how vocal Cora is, but he's an obvious coach-in-waiting not to mention a great bench player.

Youk, Pedroia, Bay, Ellsbury, Drew... none of these guys are ready and able to be a on-the-field leader. I think for this reason alone, the Sox need to keep Lowell or 'Tek.

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