Originally Posted by princeton
it's pretty simple: a lot of runs score against teams that are willing to surrender 28 or 29 outs a game. So if you've got players that concede outs, you're well-served to balance them with players that take outs away: strikeout pitchers, rangy defenders
I think you missed my point. No matter how good a defender is, he isn't going to make Griffey or Dunn any better. He may be better in CF than your previous guy, but he isn't going to somehow make either of those guys better. You put Willie Mays out there at age 27 and he still isn't going to make Griffey or Dunn better at their position. They are still going to suck defensively.