6. Is the bottom of the lineup Death Valley?It could be. What this boils down to is what kind of offense the Red Sox can expect from the shortstop and catcher positions, the two spots likely to be at the bottom of their order on a regular basis. Last year, in September and October, projected 2009 starters Jed Lowrie and Jason Varitek batted a combined .182, only putting more pressure on Ellsbury at the top of the lineup. If that doesn't improve in 2009, an inordinate number of Fenway rallies could end in the Boston basement.