Re: The Value of our 2007 Cincinnati Reds
For what it's worth, by Justin's methodology, our position players added 230 runs above replacement at the plate, and cost us 12 runs below average (which is replacement for defense) in the field.
That puts a replacement level offense in the 550 run neighborhood (pitchers not being counted), which strikes me as a pretty fair assessment.
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.