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With Carl Crawford in a Red Sox uniform, the Sox have a mega-lineup ready to put a hurting on enemy lineups; may Xenu help the Yankees if they don’t get Cliff Lee. Ellsbury and Crawford offer speed (and Crawford also offers power), Gonzalez, Youk, and Papi offer an insane amount potential, when Ortiz isn’t striking out; at least he’ll get more bunt singles against the shift. And that’s just to name a few.
Hopefully, the starting pitchers will get back on track and the bullpen will get filled out nicely, because if so, there’s no stopping Boston. Boston is like the Miami Heat of baseball, except better. With Crawford, there’s plenty of options to juggle around lineup-wise, which means there’s plenty of ways for the Red Sox to score more than Ron Jeremy.
So exactly what will the lineup look like in 2011? Let’s see what the future might hold, shall we?