Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Sign Dunn, keep Bruce in CF until his actual play merits a move, shift EE or Frazier to RF and you can keep everybody.
I think Junior's horrific lack of range in RF has really exacerbated the CF problem. Put a good RF in place and an average-plus guy like Bruce makes the OF defense much less of a problem, especially given those bats.
It would also let you carry Janish as your SS without having two black holes in the lineup. Let's be realistic; there aren't good-OBP plus defending CF available. Conceptually it's a great idea, but they just aren't out there to be had. Utilizing Bruce in CF and finding a better RF solution seems like the best approach to me.
I know we lack a true leadoff hitter -- something which is bound to make Dusty bat Janish up at the top, but I'd love to see his hand forced by taking away those god-awful options.
Freel is hitting well, has a good OBP & plays a nice corner outfield. Play him in RF and hit him leadoff. Play Bruce in CF. Start looking for a better option than Freel long term.