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Browne predicts Pedroia to lead-off

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Official writer for RedSox.com (and fan of Over The Monster) Ian Browne recently predicted the Red Sox roster, citing Dustin Pedroia as 2008's lead-off man.

Here's how he thinks the lineup will break down:

Pedroia, 2b
Youkilis, 1b
Ortiz, dh
Ramirez, lf
Lowell, 3b
Drew, rf
Varitek, c
Ellsbury, cf
Lugo, ss

I understand not "throwing Ellsbury into the fire" but I think he earned his stripes in September and October. I think he can handle the lead-off role as soon as the season kicks off. I think he deserves it.

What is everyone else's thoughts?