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Measuring Red Sox's slow starts

Is it time to panic over the struggles of Beckett, Melancon, Ells, Youk and Salty?

Updated: April 13, 2012, 1:08 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Going into April 13, 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury was hitting .189, while Carl Crawford had a .152 batting average.

Ellsbury was coming off a disastrous 2010; Crawford had signed a massive contract coming off a career-best season.

Of course, Ellsbury nearly won the MVP, while Crawford never found his stroke.

The lesson? April 13 is far too early to judge anything.

Then again, a rational observer would've said not to worry about Crawford or John Lackey at this time last year.

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