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2 years 51 weeks ago

BOSTON,MA-The 2012 Redsox are likely the most questionable team in the MLB. They have lost much talent, including that of RHP (CL) Jonathan Papelbon (Phillies), MGR Terry "Tito" Francona (ESPN), GM Theo Epstein (Cubs), SS-3B Jed Lowrie and RHP Kyle Weiland (both Astros). But with that, the team did make a few moves, bringing in C Kelly Shoppach (Rays), 2B-OF Nick Punto (Cardinals), and RHP (CL) Mark Melancon (Astros). Also, the Sox named Theo's "wingman", Ben Cherington, GM. And Cherington brought in former Met's Manager Bobby Valentine. My prediction for the Sox is tht they'll go 92-70, winning the AL East and winning the World Series over the Phillies in 6 games.

Some predictions for the 2012 Sox:

Batting Order:

1.) CF Jacoby Ellsbury     .320, 25 HR, 103 RBI, 40 Steals

2.) 2B Dustin Pedroia        .310, 18 HR, 83 RBI, 20 Steals

3.) 3B Kevin Youkilis         .275, 29 HR, 97 RBI

4.) 1B Adrian Gonzalez      .330, 30 HR, 110 RBI

5.) DH David Ortiz                .300, 35 HR, 105 RBI

6.) LF Carl Crawford            .310, 20 HR, 90 RBI, 30 Steals

7.) RF Josh Reddick             .290, 10 HR, 65 RBI

8.) C Jarrod Saltalamacchia .260, 15 HR, 60 RBI

9.) SS Marco Scutaro            .280, 5 HR, 50 RBI

Pitching:

Starting Rotation:

1.) LHP Jon Lester    15-7, 3.10 Era, 180 K

2.) RHP Clay Bucholz   11-4, 2.80 Era, 200 K

3.) RHP Josh Beckett    15-5, 2.60 Era, 175 K

4.) LHP Andrew Miller  9-5, 3.50 Era, 130 K

5.) RHP Alfredo Aceves  10-2, 3.00 Era, 160 K

Bullpen:

MR: RHP Matt Albers      7-2, 3.20 Era, 100 K

MR: RHP Alfredo Aceves   10-2, 3.00 Era, 160 K

LR: LHP Franklin Morales  5-2, 3.10 Era, 90 K

LR: RHP Alfredo Aceves    10-2, 3.00 Era, 160 K

LR: RHP Mark Melancon    4-1, 3.15 Era, 100 K

SU: RHP Mark Melancon    4-1, 3.15 Era, 100 K

CL: RHP Mark Melancon     4-1, 3.15 Era, 100 K, 10 Saves

CL: RHP Daniel Bard              5-1, 2.90 Era, 90 K, 25 Saves

Depth Chart:

C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Kelly Shoppach, Ryan Lavarnway

1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz

2B: Dustin Pedroia, Mike Aviles, Nick Punto

SS: Marco Scutaro, Mike Aviles

3B: Kevin Youkilis, Mike Aviles, Nick Punto

LF: Carl Crawford, Darnell McDonald

CF: Jacoby Ellsbury, Darnell McDonald

RF: Josh Reddick, Nick Punto, Darnell McDonald

DH: David Ortiz, Ryan Lavarnway

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BOSTON,MA-The 2012 Redsox are likely the most questionable team in the MLB. They have lost much talent, including that of RHP (CL) Jonathan Papelbon (Phillies), MGR Terry "Tito" Francona (ESPN), GM Theo Epstein (Cubs), SS-3B Jed Lowrie and RHP Kyle Weiland (both Astros). But with that, the team... Read more.
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