Can Will Middlebrooks hit in the middle of the order?
The Red Sox were willing to part with Kevin Youkilis to make room for young Middlebrooks at third base, but with Gonzalez gone the Sox no longer have a sure thing in their No. 3 hole. That would be asking way too much of Middlebrooks, but the question remains as to where he can hit next season. Could he hit fifth? Is he ready for that?