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Question Marks; Opening Day Preview

All through the offseason, every Theo Epstein move has been analyzed, scrutinized, or praised. Every new player that will don a Red Sox uniform for this upcoming season has been analyzed and evaluated. We

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  1. I'd worry more about Youk than Lowell. I'd concern myself more about Loretta than Lowell. I'd worry more about Papelbon than Lowell. Stop reading the papers and watch the games you might see something(if you know anything about the game besides stats).

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  2. I was at both On Deck games, and it was frightening, top to bottom. Saturday's homers were nice to see (the back to back shots were easy singles at Fenway, but Abreu's homer in the first would've been an out as well), but I would be seriously hard pressed to say much positive about today. Team looked sloppy on defense and offense, and while the pitching did better than I would've thought (Tavarez was incredible, and MDC's outing is encouraging), the offense looked just plain bad.
    I'm hoping this was still just spring training rust, because it was just not good baseball for 2 straight days. But, with 70 degree weather for the first two days of april, and lax enough ushers to let me get down behind the plate, questionable baseball certainly didn't damper my mood.

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  3. I’d worry more about Youk than Lowell. I’d concern myself more about Loretta than Lowell. I’d worry more about Papelbon than Lowell. Stop reading the papers and watch the games you might see something(if you know anything about the game besides stats).

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  4. Hey James, how should I be more concerned about those players than Lowell? You just name players and cheap shot me (when I actually do what the games) at the end, well, give me some reasons as to why Youkilis is more of a concern than Lowell? And Mark Loretta had a great spring.

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  5. What are you talking about James? Zach is being a bit foolish by saying Loretta will hit .300 this year, but only because it's more likely that he'll return to '04 form and hit around .325. He is the BEST no. 2 hitter in baseball, as voted by his peers. He moves runners, hits over .400 with RISP, and protects basestealers.

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  6. I'll agree with James on one thing: don't read the papers regarding Lowell.
    Youkilis, I'm not worried. Paps, I'm not worried. Youkilis will hit a little and get on base a lot. Any power we get from him will be nice, but I think he has the potential to surprise, though — with a full season of AB's, 30 doubles and 10+ homeruns wouldn't surprise me. Paps will be prominent in the running for the ROY.
    But Loretta, yeah I see reason for concern. He's an injury risk. But then again, as long as Loretta can stay healthy for about 2 or 3 months, we'll have Pedroia ready to step into the lineup should anything happen to Loretta thereafter.

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