Re: Tony Clark
For those of you who might not be aware, this is what Tony Clark did last year:
349 AB, .304/.366/.636, 30 HR, 87 RBI
He's a good defender, cheap (1MM), and has a ton more power than Hatteberg. I have no idea what favor he's in in Arizona, and I imagine they want to keep for him the same reasons, but if he could swing some of our excess for him, I'd be all for it.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.