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Thread: Defense, Pitching and Improving

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    Re: Defense, Pitching and Improving

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I would try Bruce in CF first until he proves he is below average. Then you move him to a corner.

    Is there any indication Bruce is a plus centerfielder? That would solve some problems, but it sounds (in the written accounts) like he is a plus corner guy, maybe not a real centerfielder.

    Of course, Bruce is a keeper. The issue is more about Dunn. Bruce and Hamilton in the corners, with a true centerfielder (eventually Stubbs, perhaps) sounds like a first class all-around outfield. Dunn logically would play first base, but if he won't, there is a definite problem defensively.

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    Re: Defense, Pitching and Improving

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Is there any indication Bruce is a plus centerfielder? That would solve some problems, but it sounds (in the written accounts) like he is a plus corner guy, maybe not a real centerfielder.

    Of course, Bruce is a keeper. The issue is more about Dunn. Bruce and Hamilton in the corners, with a true centerfielder (eventually Stubbs, perhaps) sounds like a first class all-around outfield. Dunn logically would play first base, but if he won't, there is a definite problem defensively.
    I don't think we need a plus centerfielder so long as we have an average centerfielder. However everything that suggests Bruce play in the corner is based on his long term status and him out growing the position. I can't say I saw him play enough this year to say how good he is in CF, but the fact that he was splitting time in CF with Dickerson, who is great defensively, in AAA says that he is at least good out there in my mind.

    The rest, we are pretty much on the same page with.


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