And one more Purpura quote:
During Saturday's press conference following the Beltran decision, Purpura indicated that while Taveras will be in the center field mix, he's not likely to make the team out of Spring Training. Jason Lane and Craig Biggio right now are the top candidates to play center.
Owwwwwwww. Biggio playing CF makes me queasy. Lane might be all right, but I'd much rather have someone else out there. Lane's Range Factor (in an admittably small sample size) is 1.36, with a league Range Factor of 1.69. And only 24 of those 129 games came in center field. Jason Lane just cannot realistically play center field, and I hope Purpura recognizes that.