Decisions, decisions.

The Red Sox have Jacoby Ellsbury slated to return on Friday, and Carl Crawford is not that far behind. That means some difficult decisions have to be made. There are reports Boston is looking to trade Ryan Sweeney to alleviate the situation, and Darnell McDonald was already the first casualty. I disagree with trading Sweeney myself, but let’s hear from everyone. Who are your top five outfielders for the squad the rest of the year?

Oh, and the results of the previous poll? It asked who the permanent No. 5 starter would be. Right now, the Sox have a six-man rotation they’ll go through once play resumes again Friday, but after that it will be winnowed to five starters. The vast majority picked Franklin Morales, and I’m right there with you. You have to try to capitalize on the potential Morales has shown in the rotation so far.

So why does something tell me the starter will be Aaron Cook and later Dice-K?

Who should be the permanent No. 5 starter?

  • Franklin Morales (52%, 99 Votes)
  • Aaron Cook (33%, 64 Votes)
  • Other (9%, 18 Votes)
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka (6%, 11 Votes)