Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
In the NL, against Central pitching in GAB, probably .850. With top of the heap defense.
That infield would be solidly demonic defensively (let's assume Janish for the sake of argument): Rolen, Janish, Phillips, Votto, and Hanigan. Assume Heisey/Stubbs in CF, Bruce (maybe) in RF. Get a masher in LF. They're all of a sudden on to something. Offensively, they're not that far away if they get Rolen.
This right here is exactly why the team is (correctly) kicking the tires to see if they can pry Scott Rolen loose on the cheap.
Rolen is a legitimate #5 hitter than can provide additional protection for Votto/Phillips/ whatever masher they bring in to play LF.