1. A prospect who has failed in his big league audition 2 years running being handed the catching job
2. A prospect who failed at AAA being handed the major league CF job
3. Below average players at 3 of the 4 IF spots
4. A question mark coming off an injury penciled in as the LF and clean-up hitter and by default is the team's 3rd best position player.
Going that direction at one position to see what happens might be acceptable if there were enough strengths throughout the line-up to allow it, but going this direction at so many positions feels like we're being sold a bill of goods. Signing Brayan Pena when there were so many players who perfectly complement what Mesoraco brings to the table, and could have made that spot a real strength, feels a lot like dealing for Kirk Saarloos as the answer years and years of pitching problems. What a bunch of hooey.