Re: Can Bruce play in center??
I do think Bruce can play center and was disappointed when they moved him to RF and then compounded it by signing Taveras. 2009 could have been so much better if they had pursued a corner OF instead of a CF -- I wanted Josh Willingham.
That said, I still think LF is bigger problem than CF and would not be actively looking to replace Stubbs unless and until Gomes was already out.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.