Re: Looking to see who can be centerfield
I would try to trade Griffey or Dunn this offseason for whatever pitching they would fetch. I would go Jr. first simply because Dunn may carry more value at the deadline. Either way, if you could get some reasonable pitching in return, I would trade both, and then sign Corey Patterson to a two year deal in the $7-9 MM range.
I like this logic because it takes advantage of the marketplace. It has been well documented that the free agent pool for pitching is very weak in talent and ridculously overpriced. So acquire your pitching talent through trades (if possible).
If pitching is overpriced, and the spotlight on centerfielders doesn't really extend beyond Jones, Hunter, and maybe Rowand, Patterson should be available on the cheap.
Drew Stubbs will not (or at least, should not) be an everyday starter until 2010 at the absolute earliest. And that's if he even makes it that far.