It seems obvious that Carl Crawford will be the leadoff hitter. ESPN projects Mark Ellis like last year. I don't think either is a great leadoff hitter and are FAR better hitting lower in the order. Ellis #2 and Crawford #7 would be ideal IMO. Is there anyone out there that the team could get to leadoff? Is there a better option on the roster to leadoff? I'll bring up 2 internal options that might be a little surprising. I think 1 makes a lot of sense. Matt Kemp(not really), but Hanley Ramirez. I can see him doing better in the role than Crawford or Eillis.
My preference would be to find someone else. If Gordon could be that guy that would be perfect! I don't see the team going with him as the everyday SS and leadoff hitter. Are there any options in Free Agency that can leadoff? I don't see any. Any creative moves...like trading Ethier and signing Bourne? Any other trades for a leadoff hitter that anyone can think of? I think if this team has a flaw it's at the top of the order.