Re: So...What's the Problem?
There is no diversity in our lineup.
We don't have a leadoff hitter (Lopez is a great hitter, but not a leadoff guy), we have a 1 dimensional 1st baseman, and Edwin has driven in like 5 runs in the last month. Griffey refuses to walk, and our catcher can't hit.
When Dunn and Griffey don't hit homers, we can't score runs.
We need to find a legit leadoff hitter and trade one of our big power guys.
Lopez, Dunn, and Kearns right now are a more then capable middle of the order, and Edwin will be right up there with them very soon.
Having guys like Griffey and LaRue and Aurila around is pointless.
Griffey or Dunn (prefarably Griffey even if you have to eat some salary), IMO needs to be traded.
My dream lineup for next year would be:
A speedy CF (Deno is not somebody I have in mind)
A speedy CF
Sean Casey (if he comes cheaper) or somebody like Casey who drives in a fair amount of runs, and puts the ball in play)
Both of those lineups will be better defensively, and will put the ball in play more.
However for the here and now
would be what I like to see. We have to get some guys that can get on base and make things happen in the lineup.