Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
But the defense goes hand in hand with the pitching. And adding a poor defensive player (like you propose, in giving a fourth OF an unfamiliar spot at 1b) so that he may hit better is like robbing Peter to maybe pay Paul.
No thank you to business as usual.
Please, it's not "business as usual." "Business as usual" is running Willy T out there in the leadoff spot when Chris Dickerson is just as good in CF and leagues better with the bat.
Is the net production from one of the OF'ers playing 1B > than Ramon? Then do it.
Hopefully this won't be a problem due to Votto coming back.
This plan-- Jocketty's plan (as you surmised)--is good pitching, good defense, and catch-as-catch-can offense.
So far this season, despite the injuries, it's worked pretty well.
I want it to work awesomely.
Not "pretty well."