Originally Posted by RedEye
From what I've read, lots of people think he will be a complete disaster.
I don't buy that.
It sounds like a bunch of hand-wringing for the sake of hand-wringing.
Bruce and Choo are almost exactly the same player defensively. They are both guys who started out as CF in the minors but were moved to RF upon arriving in the majors based upon the belief that they were middling defenders in CF but could be outstanding defenders in RF. Both of them panned out as above-average RF with howitzer arms, but didn't quite live up to the 'potential gold glove' hype. Both of them can play CF in a pinch but you probably don't want them there long-term.
I see no reason to believe that Bruce will be any better than Choo manning CF. Assuming that is the case, why mess with one of the cornerstones of the franchise? Make the new guy who is only here for a year make the switch.