Adrian Gonzalez: He'll be a Monster

In this lineup, in this city, in this park ... all signs point to big things for new Sox slugger

Updated: December 23, 2010, 7:57 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

SAN DIEGO -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona used 119 different lineups last season. None of his lineup cards in 2010 had either of these names: Adrian Gonzalez or Carl Crawford.

After a season in which injuries compelled Francona to use 7 leadoff men, 10 hitters in the No. 2 hole, 6 cleanup men and a stunning array of 25 names in the No. 9 slot, Crawford and Gonzalez should make the math a lot simpler -- and the offense exponentially more dangerous.


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