Saw a couple comments from AJ about the need for an upgrade on OF defense and that he would hit lead-off again if he had too. There wasn't any sharp criticism here, but it does beg the question on why there were no real upgrades in theses areas. I guess there are still some bent and denters out there that could still help. Smith will be an upgrade in RF, but that bar was really low.
I think they already have a leadoff hitter on the team, with Kim. Guys with a .382 OBP are hard to come by.
Smith's horrible splits are a problem, but he definitely adds depth.
Imo, this is why they should bring in Pagan. He's old, but they only need him to perform for one season.
As far as the defense, he's right. However, some of the onus lies on him as well. He needs to adjust not only for himself, but for his teammates - which means playing back.