Re: Defense, Pitching and Improving
I think Dunn at first would help, but then I think (given he moved there) I'd try to move Votto while his value is high - young players that have showed something good even in a brief ML stint have out of proportion value on the market. Let Hopper and Dickerson cover until Bruce is deemed ready. Also, if you force Dunn to move and he feels strongly he'll almost certainly leave after next year - keep Votto at first and try hard to move Dunn. But if Dunn accepted the assignment without too much rancor maybe you can lock him up for a couple more years, improve the defense, and give Junior lots of rest and lots of early exits.