// 2011 Infield Preview

Red Sox 2011 Infield Preview: Jed Lowrie

We complete our week-long series of previews with our jack-of-all-trades infielder, Jed Lowrie. I have much love for Jed Lowrie, who is the only set-in-stone Sox reserve infielder as of now. The mononucleosis-having, wrist-breaking mystery quietly constructed an OPS of .907 last year. Even more impressive was his OPS+ of 139. Now, he didn’t make his debut […]

Red Sox 2011 Shortstop Preview: Marco Scutaro

We continue our week-long series of previews with shortstop Marco Scutaro. Signed as a placeholder to keep the seat warm for Jose Igelsias, who you’d think is the second coming of Ozzie Smith with all the Sox generated hype, the only thing I liked about the Marco Scutaro contract (two years/$12.5 million) was its length. Offensively, Scutaro regressed […]

Red Sox 2011 Third Base Preview: Kevin Youkilis

We continue our week-long series of previews with former first baseman and now-third baseman Kevin Youkilis. I’ve recently figured out why Kevin Youkilis is so popular. It’s not his bat. It’s not that he plays the game with reckless, Patrick Ewing-level sweaty abandon. It’s that most men in Boston look like him. We see him in us. […]

Red Sox 2011 Second Base Preview: Dustin Pedroia

We continue our week-long series of previews with second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Unlike Gonzo, whose injury is slightly disquieting because it is a wear-and-tear thing and he is about to ink the aforementioned seven-year deal, Dustin Pedroia is coming off a broken foot, which shouldn’t give him any problems going forward. Pedroia’s numbers have remained fantastically […]

Red Sox 2011 First Base Preview: Adrian Gonzalez

We continue our week-long series of previews with new first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Red Sox fans have been hearing about Adrian Gonzalez for the past few years. Not only is his inside-out lefthanded stroke made for Fenway but once former Epstein consigliere Jed Hoyer was hired as GM of the San Diego Padres many believed it […]

Red Sox 2011 Designated Hitter Preview: David Ortiz

We continue our week-long series of previews with designated hitter David Ortiz. For the second season in a row David Ortiz’s April was as bland as Big Papi’s Salsa. Check out the carnage. April 2009:   .143 AVG / .237 OBP / .286 SLG /  1 HR / 4 RBI / 58 AB April 2010:   .230 AVG / […]

Red Sox 2011 Catcher Preview: Jarrod Saltalamacchia & Jason Varitek

Coming off myriad injuries and another notable sloooooooow Big Papi start in 2010, the 2011 Red Sox infield and DH situation is a mixed bag. It’s like a daring new dish that master chef Theo Epstein has concocted. It will most likely yield tasty results but we won’t know until we sit down to dinner. […]