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3 BOSTON RED SOX
March 26, 2012
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March 26, 2012

3 Boston Red Sox

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
CF JACOBY ELLSBURY
L-L .321 .376 .552 32 105 39
2B DUSTIN PEDROIA
R-R .307 .387 .474 21 91 26
1B ADRIAN GONZALEZ
L-L .338 .410 .548 27 117 1
3B KEVIN YOUKILIS
R-R .258 .373 .459 17 80 3
DH DAVID ORTIZ
L-L .309 .398 .554 29 96 1
LF CARL CRAWFORD
L-L .255 .289 .405 11 56 18
SS MIKE AVILES
R-R .255 .289 .409 7 39 14
C JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA
S-R .235 .288 .450 16 56 1
RF RYAN SWEENEY
L-L .265 .346 .341 1 25 1
BENCH
OF CODY ROSS
R-L .240 .325 .405 14 52 5
IF NICK PUNTO
S-R .278 .388 .421 1 20 1

ENEMY LINES

A rival scout sizes up the Red Sox

Bobby Valentine is going to make sure all the attention is on him—he's going to do some outrageous things to keep the pressure off the team after what happened last year. It could go south quickly if he ticks off his players.... There are tremendous concerns over the rotation. Their big three should be fine as long as they're healthy. They think they can fill out the rotation behind Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, but I don't know who's going to step forward. Daniel Bard is the key. He throws 100 mph, but there are so many who've failed going from the bullpen to the rotation.... They've got questions in the bullpen too. Franklin Morales is their only lefty, and he struggles with his consistency. I think Andrew Bailey will do fine replacing Jonathan Papelbon, and Mark Melancon will be good in the setup role. But with two guys who haven't played in Boston, you just never know. It's a different beast playing there.... They're going to score a lot of runs again. David Ortiz is still a very good DH. Carl Crawford, as long as he's healthy, can only get better.... Jacoby Ellsbury is playing with a lot of energy this spring; there's no question he can replicate his numbers.... The catching is suspect—Jarrod Saltalamacchia has to prove he's a regular catcher, because Ryan Lavarnway's not ready yet.... I didn't like the Marco Scutaro trade. They'll miss him. Mike Aviles is their best option at shortstop—Jose Iglesias is good, but he isn't ready yet.... I'm definitely not penciling them into the playoffs. A lot of things have to go right, and that division is going to be a dogfight.

THE LINEUP

With 2011 Statistics

MANAGER BOBBY VALENTINE

1st season with Red Sox

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