Re: Coco Crisp Anyone?
Using Heisey with his .315 OBP as the starter in CF is a good way to avoid offensive improvement on the Reds.
The team finished 12th in NL OBP with .315. If you are replacing a starting player, you probably ought to look at someone who can boost the .315 OBP. Not Heisey.
My problem with Crisp as the full time CFer is that he provides only a small OBP boost. If used as a platoon guy against RHP, however, he adds more. His lifetime OBP v. RHP is .333, last year .337.
I doubt the Reds would acquire Crisp for $7 million to platoon. So he probably isn't the one for the team this off-season.