Re: Would you do Encarnacion for Ervin Santana?
I'd love to have Santana on our team, but I wouldn't trade EE for him. As shallow as our system is, it seems we're deeper in terms of arms than we are in terms of bats. We have no good options to replace him in the short term and our offense could be worse than our pitching in '07.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.