08:27 AM ET 02.27 | Jacoby Ellsbury said over the weekend he's setting his expectations high for 2012, but how his spot in the order affects them we may not know. His speed and ability to get on base suggests they would be wise to leave him at the top of the order. The Red Sox led the majors in runs scored last season, why tinker with what worked so well? But why squander so many extra-base hits in the leadoff spot? Having Ellsbury come up so many times without runners on base seems wasteful. Surely he should hit third. "We've talked about this already and I bet we have a chance to talk about it again. Just call it a hunch," said Bobby Valentine, who has ducked all questions about his lineup. "That's going to be an interesting situation."