Ortiz: Sox have all the weapons they need

Ortiz: Sox have all the weapons they need
September 21, 2013, 2:45 am
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David Ortiz has been around the block before. He already owns two World Series rings with the Red Sox and knows what it takes to win a World Series.

Ortiz thinks the Red Sox have it.

"We have everything we need," said Ortiz. "We have all the weapons we need for the playoffs."

The Sox boast a strong starting rotation with at least four pitchers - Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and Jake Peavy - who could be handed the ball with confidence in a do-or-die game.

That kind of veteran presence is important in the postseason, where things can go from good to bad in a hurry. From everything they've shown this season, the Sox have plenty of veteran leadership, and it's led them to the playoffs for the first time since 2009, courtesy of a worst-to-first storybook season.

"Guys are saying 'You're doing things nobody expected,'" said Ortiz.

Just imagine what they'll say if the Sox can continue their recent run through October.