There was some speculation that we'd be pursuing Coco Crisp this offseason due to the apparent logjam in center in BOS. Of course, we ended up with Patterson instead.
Obviously we haven't seen enough of Patterson as a Red to make any sort of judgment about his performance here. So, based on what we all know about the past performances of both of these guys, which would you rather have?
I know I'll be in the minority here but I'd stick with Corey. He covers a lot of ground in center and seems to have a little more offensive capability. Crisp is a fine center fielder, a better defender but does not do a lot with the bat. Furthermore, I just have some strange feeling that Corey is going to have a nice season for us.