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OTM Presents: YOUR 2009 Red Sox lineup

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It all started with a simple debate: who should bat leadoff for the Red Sox in 2009? The answer, according to OTM readers, is Jacoby Ellsbury (despite efforts by E-Coli that proved useless). Then it all spurred into a bigger question: what should the entire Red Sox lineup look like this year?

Without further ado, here are your results:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury
  2. Dustin Pedroia
  3. David Ortiz
  4. Kevin Youkilis
  5. Jason Bay
  6. J.D. Drew
  7. Mike Lowell
  8. Jason Varitek
  9. Jed Lowrie

I don't know how it exactly happened, but Varitek edged Lowrie for the No. 8 spot ... somehow. This lineup looks very solid, though. One through four is a lock, the questions just get a little juicier after that. How will Terry Francona's mind work? Will he want Drew, a lefty, between Youkilis and Bay, both righties? Will he want to have Lowell, who last year was in the four-spot quite a bit, hit as low as seventh? And Lowrie, a doubles machine, batting ninth? Not sure of that come Opening Day.