Originally Posted by BRM
So you have to sacrifice defense for offense somewhere. Where do you do it, SS or CF? Bruce or Patterson? Kepp or Janish/Gonzo?
it's a tradeoff everywhere. A lot of stats take both offense and defense into account. The simple fact is that OBP drives runs scored and the Reds have will likely have 3 guys sporting sub 300 OBPs if Gonzo is at SS and Patterson in CF. That is a recipe for trouble even if they are playing GG defense. See the 2007 Astros with defensive stalwarts Ausmus and Everett.