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The Bright Side

The Sox are almost assuredly out of the running for the playoffs. This season is the definition of a valiant effort by the club and by a manager who deserves manager of the year and our unwavering support.

With that, the rest of the Sox season - while still about winning because it's always just a game - needs to be about next year. That means letting some young guys play when the old guys have no future value (Lowell) or are playing very hurt (Scutaro), letting some potential 2011 key players get some extra at bats (Salty) and innings (Bowden and Richardson), and not overworking your elite players (Buchholz on short rest? Good call to call that one off.).

Most importantly, the Sox' major league staff can get a nice long look at Yamaico Navarro, Josh Reddick, Ryan Kalish and Lars Anderson.

The Sox wisely decided not to completely destroy Marco Scutaro by playing him too much. His arm is falling off and he'll be needed next year probably as the starting shortstop or at le…