So, as we struggle through the dark navel-gazing days of winter before spring training, bemoaning what we've lost (Mark Whatever-his-name-was, I could never spell it anyway) and bickering amongst ourselves over who we may still pick up (because after all, no team can have too many immobile ageing outfielders), the widest divergence of opinion on this site seems to be about our two new corner infielders
(For the record, I have Figgins back in the super-sub role in '09)
On the optimistic side we have the perennial uber-advocacy / man-crush from Acuda and the second coming of Evan Longoria at 3B.
On the pessimistic side, Wood is already a bust, an we should be trading for / offering a contract to any washed up but ageing 1B instead of Morales.
The truth, as ever, will lie between the two.
Bill James (via MLB.com) has the following projections (I don't have anything more useful that BA, HR and RBI, I'm afraid, because I'm too cheap - I'd like to see OPS and a broader array of other predictions)
Wood .253, 23 HR, 67 RBI
Morales .291, 19HR, 79 RBI
My questions to you, fine ladies and gentlemen of the Jury, are these:
1. What level of production would you be happy with from 1B and 3B?
2. What do you think these two gents will give us?