Re: Defense, Pitching and Improving
RedsManRick, I've come to the same conclusion. Basically, I think you can afford 1 sub par defender on either side if his numbers make up for it but you can't have both corners really limited. That also keeps your centerfielder from "fudging" his position to help the weaker corner since they're both bad. Everything just multiplies. For me things point to 2009 - Bruce on the scene, Griffey gone and Hamilton can move over to the spot best suited for him. Then Dunn's defense is less of an issue since he's the only weak outfielder (assuming that Hamilton really improves by moving to right which I think he would). Or man up and trade a couple guys to fix things, hoping the return is right and you don't wreck the offense in the process.