I agree totally that the team seems to take 2 steps forward and 1 step back with a lot of moves. Why Deno hasn't really been given a chance? Why Conine is even being talked about in the OF when he should simply be in a 1B platoon with Hatte? Why do they not make it clear Jr is going to RF (although I think that he ultimatley will, but they have to play to his ego)? I agree with you and Ron Madden that there are lots of questions up in the air, some of which I wonder why we're even asking.
Wayne seems to favor putting a lot peices, some good, some bad in a bag and just shaking them up to see what works. That's not the best approach, but it's one that could work assuming you have the right tallent evaluator in a manager. That's where I think the "bring in a bunch of players to give the manager lots of choices" approach in spring training falls apart...our manager.