Originally Posted by FlightRick
In addition to Choo manning LF on days Ludwick needs off and during interleague play, I also think he'll be there in the later innings of games.
Heisey should, in a common sense deployment, see a lot of action as a CF defensive replacement in games where the Reds are ahead after 6 or 7 (it should be basically a given, although exactly when you make the move can be dictated by where you are in the batting order/double switches/etc.). That doesn't exactly fix the overall problem, but it does mean it'll be less glaring in high leverage situations, I figure.
That's what I've been assuming, but Dusty said no today.
Baker unlikely to lift Choo for Heisey late in games
"In my opinion, I think Heisey is a better corner man," Baker said on Tuesday. "If Heisey had been a center fielder or a leadoff man, we wouldn't have to get Choo. He can play [center field] in a pinch."
I think he's right. Heisey's high-effort style in center has masked the fact that he's not all that good out there. I think several posters pointed this out during the season last year.
edit: and hey, while I was posting Spike posted the same quote.