Originally Posted by Aronchis
Yup, if you really want to improve the outfield, deal off the current outfield for young pitching and bring up Dickerson/Bruce next year. That will solve the range problems though the offense will probably take a dive for a year. But how much better it makes the pitching with the improved defense is the question.
It would make them a great deal better IMO. They are in the upper 3rd of the league in allowing HR's (6th Best in the NL) and Walks (3rd Best in the NL). The main part of this staffs issues are that they give up way too many hits, don't K enough (especially the pen) and are let down by defensive issues.
Part of those issues are the range factor. Few guys on this field have avg. range or above.
The exceptions are BP, Hammy, Freel, Hopper and Ross.
Gonzo is slightly below avg as is EEE
Dunn, Griffey, Hatteberg, Conine, Valentin, Castro are all well below.