Re: Aren't we giving too much weight to CF defense?
OK, use the eyeball test - I've seen at least a half dozen hits that Stubbs or maybe Robinson would have gotten to. I don't see how anyone can argue Choo is a decent CFer. He is not. Now, does his bat make up for any defensive deficiency? Yes. But it would have played even better in LF, but that has been covered before (Ludwick returning, Choo having to learn CF from scratch late season etc). He doesn't always get a great jump, as if he's taking an extra split second to gauge the ball. He takes poor routes at times. He has marginal speed for a CFer. He is fairly sure when he does get to a ball however. Adequate is a good adjective defensively. Not a terrible liability (mostly range) but certainly no asset.