Originally Posted by BungleBengals
You can have all the defense you want, but the truth of the matter is: how important is it really? You can have GG'ers at every position yet it is not going to matter because more likely than not, especially at GABP, the opposing team is going to hit a HR or two in a game.
If you take a hit on defense and add offense then I would think your team gains a lot more from that. Honestly, how many defensive plays does a GG'er make a game than an average or below average fielder? Maybe 1 or 2 plays? How many of those plays save a run? Maybe 1 a game if the other team threatens enough.
Now think about adding Pablo to the lineup. You are adding a power hitting threat to a lineup where he is going to get 4 or 5 ABs a game.
By comparison, both Pablo and Frazier got a little over 300 chances to field balls and both got over 580 PAs.
Again, I think if something is worked out where you can acquire Pablo with either sending away money or getting some in return, then I think that you do it. He can play 3B adequately and Frazier becomes a utility guy who can get everyday playing time in OF, 3B, 2B, and 1B. As well as being great off the bench.
So much wrong with this. Defense doesn't matter? at 3B?
If that's the case, why isn't EE still a Red? And I love Encarnacion. very good hitter, better than Frazier and Panda. But no team will put him at 3B.
Frazier is one season removed from being 3rd in the ROY ballot with an .821 OPS. Panda is two seasons removed from a .900 OPS and is 60 pounds heavier.
Getting a LF is a better idea. If that's Choo because Hamilton shows he's ready in ST, then that's the way to go.
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”