Lineup, anyone?

December, 9, 2010
12/09/10
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- At 3:15 a.m., here's my stab at what the Sox lineup will look like come Opening Day.

Carl Crawford, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew RF
Jason Varitek, C
Marco Scutaro, SS
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

I know some people are projecting Crawford to hit in the 3-hole. That makes no sense to me, not when you have Adrian Gonzalez. Imagine the havoc Ellsbury and Crawford can wreak together with Ellsbury essentially occupying what is informally called a second leadoff spot.

Hey, the only lineup that counts is the one Terry Francona puts on the card he posts in the dugout. But we should have some fun speculating.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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