Originally Posted by Noneck
Well the reason the Sox first got Thome and now Dunn was because they wanted LH power in the 3 slot. This year they have a LH power hitter behind the plate, put him in the 3 hole.
That starts a reshuffle of the whole lineup, which is apparently what they're trying to avoid. I don't really have an opinion as to whether they're right or wrong, but they want to keep everybody in their same slots until Dunn returns.