According to The Providence Journal, Terry Francona indicated that Julio Lugo will probably bat leadoff in the 2007 season, followed by Kevin Youkilis second.
Time to put the pieces together as well as possible:
- Julio Lugo
- Kevin Youkilis
- David Ortiz
- ??? (Manny Ramirez, if not traded)
- ??? (JD Drew, probably)
- ??? (Jason Varitek, here or 7)
- ??? (Mike Lowell, here or 6)
- Coco Crisp
- Dustin Pedroia (no brainer, I think)
How does that look?