Re: 40 Man Roster - 2014
I'd like to see how Heisey does under a different hitting coach. It seemed to me that when he came to the majors there was an attempt to have him pull more in order to fit a power profile for LF'er.
To me, Choo's gone, Hamilton is the CF'er, keep Heisey over Robinson, and look for a veteran bat who has experience on a winning team for LF backup, pinch hitter. If Choo happens to stay, then determine if Hamilton stays with the big club during spring training. Best case, Hamilton stays, Choo moves to LF and Ludwick fills the 4/5 OF position. Improves both the offense and defense - adds flexibility and depth - provides legitimate pinch hitter.
It also seems to me that we are spending too much time trying to figure out how to get a marginal upgrade to the 4/5 OF spot and save a few $K.
I'd bet the farm that if WJ were inclined to list his off season priorities, replacing Heisey would not make the top ten.