Originally Posted by savafan
I put Griffey at 1st, Votto in right, and Bruce in center with Patterson selling peanuts in the stand.
Griffey at 1B is something I proposed last year. He still has defensive instincts and decent hands, he just can't move or throw. If his legs would allow it, I think he could be good there. I wonder if the stretch would be too hard on his legs.
Votto in RF does nothing to solve the team's biggest problem. You would simply be replacing one poor OF for another and one plus defender for another. For this team to improve, it needs to replace a poor defender with a plus defender.
I leave Votto alone. Griffey has to step aside for this to be the maximum benefit, but Bruce for Patterson would be a big offensive improvement. It would not help the defense and would expose Bruce to a lot of wear and tear. IMO the team improves more and Bruce is better served by him playing RF.