Re: Centerfield 2013
I'd prefer a Leake and change deal for Fowler, as I believe he's an outsanding bet as either a leadoff guy or a #2 guy (if Hamilton ends up pushing the issue). He's got upside he hasn't hit yet and his defense should improve quite a bit coming out of Coors Field.
However, if Colorado wants too much, I'd then probably be okay with finding a platoon partner for Stubbs in CF on the cheap. A Michael Brantley, Coco Crisp, or David DeJesus wouldn't be all that poor an option as the strong side of a platoon, IMO. Gerardo Parra would also fit into that bill quite nicely.
I could also be pushed into spending a ton of money ($20 million) on a one-year contract for Josh Hamilton to play CF with a platoon of Xavier Paul and Chris Heisey playing LF. Don't think that'll happen, though.
I don't want Drew Stubbs playing CF full-time for the Reds in 2013. He's good defensively, but only hits mistakes. And he misses too many of those to be a viable starter in this league. If he could find the 111 points of slugging he lost between 2010 and last year, I might change my mind while batting him 8th in the lineup.
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Last edited by Scrap Irony; 12-04-2012 at 12:26 PM.