Re: Oh man...an "ah-ha" moment regarding 2008
There is certainly a legitimate question which says "how does this offense improve" in light of it's current design, particularly given that Dunn and Junior will likely be gone in 2 years, if not sooner. We essentially need 2 of Bruce, Votto, EE, Hamilton to turn in to legitimate all-star level producers or we're in trouble.
Cyclone, et. al. have shown that after adjusting for GABP, this offense is quite mediocre.
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.