Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
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.
Paul will never man CF for the Reds on any sort of regular or semi-regular basis. Nor should he.
Hamilton is also pretty poor in CF. If the Reds decided to play him there, it certainly wouldn't be to get Pauls's bat into LF.