Urban Cohorts wrote: DaSh 1s wrote:
RedSoxNation04 wrote:I think he and Teix are going to be spot on even across the board...
I like him better than Teix next year.
I do as well, but where in the lineup is Gonzalez going to hit? And a bigger question, who hits behind him? With both Gonz and Ortiz being lefties, do the Sox go with Gonzalez-Youkilis-Ortiz? Or do they swap around Ortiz and Gonzalez? The Sox really don't have a great option at #6, unless they bring in someone else. Ellsbury-Pedroia-Gonzalez/Ortiz-Youkils-Ortiz/Gonzalez-Drew at 6? Can't say I love that..
Your order is wrong, but what's not to love about a top 6 that includes Ellsbury, Pedroia, Gonzalez, Youkilis, Ortiz and Drew?
I imagine Ortiz and Gonzalez will be split up with Youk hitting in between. Ellsbury will lead off with Pedroia batting 2nd. Cameron, a righty, could hit 6th, Drew, a lefty, can hit 7th and then you have Scutaro/Lowrie, Salty/Varitek to fill out the last two spots. Francona, if he wants to, could alternate all the way through the lineup as Lowrie and both catchers are switch-hitters.