Could this lineup of former Red Sox players make the playoffs?

As the Red Sox prepare for postseason baseball, I got to thinking – “wonder what an all-Sox traded/free agent team might look like. I wonder if they could make the playoffs if they were on one team”…check it out!

Manager – Terry Francona (Cleveland)

1st Base – Adrian Gonzalez (LA)  .295  22 HR  100 RBI

2nd Base – Marco Scutaro (SF)  .297  2 HR  31 RBI

SS – Jed Lowrie (Oakland)  .290  15 HR  75 RBI

3rd Base – Adrian Beltre (Texas)  .315  29 HR  91 RBI

LF – Carl Crawford (LA)  .284  2 HR  31 RBI  15 Steals

CF – Coco Crisp (Oakland)  .261  22 HR  66 RBI  21 Steals

RF – Marlon Byrd (NYM,Pittsburgh)  .318  24 HR  88 RBI

DH – Brandon Moss (Oakland)  .255  30 HR  86 RBI

C – Victor Martinez (Detroit)  .310  14 HR 83 RBI

Reserve Infielders:

James Loney (TB)  .301  13 HR  74 RBI

Lyle Overbay (NYY)  .240  14 HR  59 RBI

Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)  .233  23 HR   80 RBI

Mike Aviles (Cleveland)  .255  9 HR  46 RBI

Reserve Outfielders:

Cody Ross (Arizona)  .278  8 HR  38 RBI

David Murphy (Texas)  .220  13 HR  45 RBI

Josh Reddick (Oakland)  .225  12 HR  35 RBI

Starting Rotation:

Anibal Sanchez (Detroit)  14-8  2.57 ERA  182 Inn

Justin Masterson (Cleveland)  14-10  3.48 ERA  191 Inn

Bartolo Colon (Oakland)  18-6  2.65 ERA  190 Inn

Bronson Arroyo (Reds)  14-12  3.79 ERA  202 Inn

Dice-K (NYM)  3-3  4.42 ERA  38 Inn  (Just kiddin’)

Closer:

Jonathan Papelpon (Phils)  5-1  2.92 ERA  29 Saves 61 Inn

Mark Melancon (Pirates)  3-2  1.39 ERA  16 Saves  71 Inn

Bullpen:

LHP – Javier Lopez (SF)  4-2  1.83 ERA  39 Inn

          Darren Oliver (Toronto)  3-4  3.94  48 Inn

RHP – Matt Albers (Cleveland)  3-1  3.14 ERA  63 Inn

           Ross Ohlendorf (Wash)  4-1  3.28 ERA  60 Inn

           Scott Atchison (NYM)  3-3  4.37 ERA  45 Inn

           Josh Fields (Houston)  1-3  5.11 ERA  5 Saves  37 Inn

What do your think? 88 wins? Playoffs?

Only if they grow beards!

ITEMS FROM THE DUFFEL BAG:

– In baseball you need pitching…In basketball you need a point guard…In hockey you need a goalie…In football you need a quarterback – Marcus Wasilewski is showing that every Saturday!

– It’s hard to believe we are halfway through the high school football regular season.

– Celtics training camp starts this week. Hope the media doesn’t get confused and think baby-faced Brad Stevens is one of the players.

– I just don’t miss Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett one bit!

– First countable high school hoops basketball game at the new Cross Center?  Friday December 6th  Hampden vs Brewer.

– Big week on Sports Radio 92.9TheTicket…MLB playoffs and Thursday’s Boston Bruins season opener!