But I just don't see why the Reds need to stick with Stubbs and Heisey even temporarily.
Why not, at minimum, trade one of them for a lefty hitter who gets on base, makes some contact and plays CF?
Even on a temporary basis, the current CF tandem just doesn't work. Heisey has zero plate discipline, his K/BB rate is very poor. Stubbs, more simply, has a major contact problem.
The Reds need lefty hitting, OBP, and contact hitting. Why would Walt just sit with Stubbs and Heisey who are a big part of this problem?
So I agree that a big move is probably a mistake, but how about a relatively small move to provide some balance in CF?