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Reading Way too Much into Tabata in Right Field

I really could not figure out why Tabata would play RF. Ludwick likes LF better? Doubt it. His glove and arm plays much better in RF. Because Presley would be a better fit in LF? I don't think so, I mean Presley is a good OF, but I do not believe he is better than Tabata. What else could it be? We all know Tabata loves Clements and would be thrilled to play RF, but that is hardly a reason to move him to right. OK here is my theory..... They are getting ready for Marte, possibly next year. We made it through the trade deadline without a major deal, Marte is showing all the growth and signs that he is ready to be an above average CF. His bat, which is good-not elite- will be above average in CF. So, the best OF could be Tabata in RF, Marte in CF & 'Cutch moving to LF. Probably the worst part of 'Cutch's game is his arm and LF is so big in PNC he would be a long term great (possibly gold) LF. Tabata is not a prototypical RF, however that would be a great OF. Best in Baseball great, possibly all time great. It would be great for JMac and those fly balls, Good for Correia and Karstens. When Morton or Maholm pitch, they can spot start Jones. Would totally be excited for a starting OF of 'Cutch, Tabs and Marte, with Jones/Diaz (yeah, he will probably be around next year unless they can ship him off) and Presley as a 5th OF.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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