Boston Red Sox Predictions For The Season of 2012
The professional baseball team Boston Red Sox have a wonderful history and Boston Red Sox Tickets have sold like hell every season. They carry superb potential, stamina and professionalism to fight against any team. Last year they were heavily supported to win the World Series and they maintained a best record in baseball after entering in September. It's very sad on the part of Red Sox that they choked away their opportunity after being suffered from the most awful collapse in the history of baseball. During the final month of the season their scores were recorded to be just 7-20 and the missed American League Wild Card spot by one game. They finished and their record was made at number four in the AL at 90-72. Their season was rumored by lot of controversies about the starting pitchers. Rumors floated like they were eating fried chicken and were caught drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. Such controversies resulted in the departure of manager Terry Francona. Now the new manager is Bobby Valentine. It is the most crucial time for the team players and the manager Bobby Valentine to live up to their fans' expectations and to make up for the humiliation that was faced by the team last year.
Their fans are still crazy for them and expect big game this season. The team looks really enthusiastic this season and is desperate to record a win. They are ready to make any kind of change in their team to prove their selves. Following is the anticipated starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
(Catcher) Jarred Saltalamacchia - it's the need of the hour that Saltalamacchia must improve his performance otherwise he will have a hard time reaching his potential for the Red Sox. He must overcome his ill discipline to prove beneficial for the team.
(First Base) Adrian Gonzalez - his 27 home runs were a disappointment in the first season with the Red Sox. He recorded 10 home runs last year that is thought to be the major reason of his poor total since 2006. This 29 year old baseman can bounce back with commendable home runs in 2012.
(Second Base) Dustin Pedroia - he set career highs in home runs last year and won his second Gold Glove award. He still has the potential to show a great game this season as well.
(Shortstop) Nick Punto - defensively solid Punto is a proven leader and it is expected in this season that he can avail the opportunity to be the permanent starter at short.
(Third Base) Kevin Youkilis - he is recognized as one of the best hitters in the game. He suffered great injuries due to which he played just 120 games last year. If he is able to play 150 games he can hit 300 with close to 30 home runs and 100 RBI.
(Left Field) Carl Crawford - he recorded awful performance in the first season for Boston. He desperately needs to get back on track in the season of 2012. The team still has expectations from him to have better numbers once he returns to the lineup.
(Center Field) Jacoby Ellsbury - he gave a great performance last year and astounded lots of people by his glorious performance as he hit 321 with 32 home runs, 105 RBI and 39 stolen bases. This year expectation from him is again on the higher side and it is expected that he can still hit over 300 with a bunch of steals.
(Right Field) Cody Ross - he is a notorious right-handed pull hitter. Last year he hit 240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI with the San Francisco Giants. Expectations are mounting this year from him.
(Designated Hitter) David Ortiz - he amazed people last year by putting some interesting numbers, hitting 309 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI. Red Sox are fully hopeful that he will provide the similar number this year as well.
The above is the anticipated line up for the Boston Red Sox. Baseball freaks are hopeful and eager like anything that they are going to witness a great game this year.