These last 5-6 years of the Reds being contenders has had one staple: Incredible defense. But it hasn't gotten us past the first round yet. We are in a unique situation with Mez. At what point do you throw him in left (after some Eric Davis training of course) and move Byrd to center or Left with Bruce in center.
2013 we made the playoffs with Choo in center and Ludwick in left. It'll be arose than that, but I think we need Mes's bat if we have any shot.