Originally Posted by Nugget
I think one of the things that is being missed in the CF debate (apart from all the figures being bandied about) is that whilst Junior is older and not able to cover as much territory as he once did he can still command his part of the field and run the outfielders. This is especially the case if the REDS are going to have the younger players out there which will be the case. CF is also the blend between the infield and the outfield which means that with the new infield defense we will need experience. CF is not the major threat area. 1B and the pitching are way before CF is. If the REDS are going to keep WMP then they really need to look at having him take special practice with fielding otherwise he is going to be better off traded.
You lost me somewhere after your allusion to positioning, which can be handled from the dugout.
As regards WMP's fielding, it hasn't improved a lick in four major league seasons. He either can't catch or won't field, and I don't particularly care which is the case.