I figured he was Rolen's replacement. Every GM thinks his staff can fix any player. How many times was "Gully can fix him" said on this board? But i certainly concede i might have that wrong.
woy, I don't think Kendall is a good argument. EE was never slammed for his range at 3B. it was all mechanical for throwing the ball. His arm strength was never questioned as said ball often sailed more than short hopped. He's got the arm to play OF, and LF arm strength simply isn't needed as much. that extra step would have likely helped him throwing whereas the quick throw from third was his nemesis. Kendall's first OF games came after he had played 700+ games at catcher. not really the same thing.
I'd ask this. Does anyone really think EE would have less range in LF than Ryan Ludwick?