Re: Looking to see who can be centerfield
Great thread! It's also a good place to throw out a radical idea I came up with:
Starting in CF for the 2008 Cincinnati Reds...BRANDON PHILLIPS
Huh? You say. He has shown that he is great at tracking balls over his head, and he certainly has the wheels. Keppinger can take over at 2B, getting another BA driven RH bat in the line-up.
Why the heck would you move a guy already in hand to the OF? Flexibility. I'd be busting my bottom to get Dunn signed to an extension. That done, time to go hunting for bear. Might as well go for a grizzly. Hamilton and Bailey for Roy Oswalt would have to get the Astros attention. That package could get the Reds a number of top of the rotation arms.
I'd be willing to throw Jay Bruce into the fire in RF if I could get a prospect or two with upside for Griffey. It wouldn't break my heart to slide him into Hamilton's role to start next year if Griffey can't be traded.
An OF of Dunn, Phillips, and Bruce would rake and could chase down a lot more flys than the current version.
A top three of Harang, Oswalt, and Arroyo could win the whole darn thing.