Originally Posted by dougdirt
I could counter with that Choo or Bruce in center is going to cost our starters pitches and innings (and runs),meaning they throw fewer, leaving more for the bullpen and thus making them less valuable and then adding in a few extra guys who aren't nearly as good to fill in needed innings for those guys.
Yeah, but you can't counter with anything like 100 runs or even get close to that neighborhood, which is the point.
We're doing straight addition on how many runs Choo is going to add to the lineup. Yet the lineup was massively inefficient last season, leaving 81 runs it theoretically earned in the RC column on the table. Choo fixes the greatest inefficiency in the lineup, replacing Stubbs and banishing Cozart to the bottom of the batting order.
Choo + scoring efficiency (Choo-aided to a large extent) = an offense ready to take some names and kick some butt.