Bobby Valentine Pushing Right Buttons, But Adrian Gonzalez in Right Field May Not Be Long-Term Fix (Video)


The Red Sox offense packs plenty of punch when Adrian Gonzalez, Will Middlebrooks and Kevin Youkilis are all in the lineup, but that requires some unconventional managing from Bobby Valentine.

Gonzalez is a Gold Glove caliber first baseman who has little outfield experience, so the team obviously takes a hit defensively when he's put in right field like he has been recently. So far, it's worked for the most part considering the offensive output, but it might not exactly be the best long-term fix.

The NESN pregame crew disagreed a bit as to how the Red Sox should handle the lineup in the long run. Among the topics of discussion were whether Middlebrooks could potentially move to the outfield, or even see time at shortstop if Mike Aviles continues to go through some struggles.

Check out the debates in the video above.

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