8. Ortiz at full strength?
With Manny Ramirez aching, the Red Sox need David Ortiz to carry a heavier load than ever. But will his balky right knee hold up? He hit his first walkoff homer of the season last week and is batting well over .300 with 17 RBIs in 18 September games, so it appears he is getting hot at the right time, but what if that knee takes a turn for the worse? Where will the Sox be then?