Re: Predict a lineup
posted at 1/20/2013 8:45 AM EST
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
The Red Sox lineup isn't strong at the top, it's a dohnut in the middle, and it's not strong at the bottom. Fenway will inflate the season long stats.
So far, this is a lousy defensive team, a marginal offensive team, and a team with a strong pen and marginal starters. A buble playoff team.
I think if after last year and with all of the naysayers espousing doom and gloom for the 2013 season. I'll take a bubble playoff team...
I think our lineup will look something like this...
Ells (prototype leadoff guy..)
Pedrioa (is among the best two hole hitters in the game)
Ortiz (proven run producer)
Napoli (proven run producer)
Middlebrooks (a solid 5 hole type)
Drew (on base, professional hitter)
Victorino (on base, professional hitter with speed "prototype 2nd leadoff guy" hitting in the 9 hole)...