Red Sox Madness Final Four: Ellsbury vs. Pedroia

After two grueling rounds of match ups, we now know the Final Four contestants in the first annual Red Sox Madness tournament. In a late run, (primarily thanks to Paul and I's get out the vote campaign for Jon Lester in last night's podcast), Jon Lester eeked out the closest battle of the tourney yet over Kevin Youkilis 45-42. Lester will battle fellow #1 seed and starting pitcher Josh Beckett in the second of our Final Four matchups.

The top half of the draw pits the top two hitters in the Red Sox lineup. Which tablesetter's success means more to the Red Sox chances in 2009? Is it the upstart #3 seed Jacoby Ellsbury or the reigning AL MVP and #1 seed Dustin Pedroia?

Remember, the simple question is "who's success is more important to the overall success of the Boston Red Sox in 2009?" Vote away after the jump!
After two grueling rounds of match ups, we now know the Final Four contestants in the first annual Red Sox Madness tournament. In a late run, (primarily thanks to Paul and I’s get out the vote campaign for Jon Lester in last night’s podcast), Jon Lester eeked out the closest battle of the tourney yet over Kevin Youkilis 45-42.  Lester will battle fellow #1 seed and starting pitcher Josh Beckett in the second of our Final Four matchups.

The top half of the draw pits the top two hitters in the Red Sox lineup.  Which tablesetter’s success means more to the Red Sox chances in 2009?  Is it the upstart #3 seed Jacoby Ellsbury or the reigning AL MVP and #1 seed Dustin Pedroia?

Remember, the simple question is “who’s success is more important to the overall success of the Boston Red Sox in 2009?” Vote away!

Please feel free to battle your opinions out in the comments and enjoy the Madness!


Categories: Dustin Pedroia Jacoby Ellsbury Jon Lester Josh Beckett Kevin Youkilis Poll Quick Post

Tim Daloisio has been blogging about the Red Sox since 5 minutes after he discovered what a blog was in 2003. After managing the blogs Musings from RSN and The Red Sox Times, Tim decided to join the Fire Brand community at the beginning of the 2008 season as a writer and producer and host of the Fireside Chats weekly podcast. When not writing, talking, or thinking about the Red Sox, Tim spends his time in NH with his wife and two daughters.

2 Responses to “Red Sox Madness Final Four: Ellsbury vs. Pedroia” Subscribe

  1. Evan April 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM #

    The Cinderella season ends.

  2. Eamonn April 1, 2009 at 5:49 PM #

    Pedroia is my favorite player and the rock of this team, but without Coco and the health concerns over Drew it's vital Ellsbury steps up this year.