Projected lineup and Stats
The Sox certainly have plenty of options on players when it comes to the outfield. I think were going to see plenty of juggling early on in terms of finding the right pieces in the outfield, and don’t be surprised if we move a guy or two as well. I think Bogaerts is going to have a bust out year, hes showing great promise this Spring. Everything else is pretty cut and dry. Plenty of bats in this offence, this lineup is going to produce a lot of runs, its just a matter of what the rotation and bullpen can do…
Starting Rotation, I think Buccholz’s tenure is going to earn him the opening day start, but it’ll be interesting which Clay shows up this year.
This lineup should be good enough to win the weakened AL EAST. 88 wins for this team, lock it up, take it to Vegas. Come back in September and say I was right! The Yankees are going to be a very different looking team and I just don’t see them being competitive for the division. The ARod boo parade will be fun to watch city to city. The Rays I just don’t see being able to compete this year with the subtractions they’ve had. Baltimore I see returning to sub par as well next year.. This should be a pretty easy division win for the Sox..
RED SOX 88-74
BLUE JAYS 83-79