I agree. I've been a full-fledged Fuld fan since Day 1 ... and I hope he gets a serious tryout as an everyday outfielder when and if Upton moves on in free agency. I think he can play left and center equally well (and definitely better than Upton in center).
My initial thought would be to put Jennings in center and Fuld in left ... BUT ... some of the scuttlebutt around here suggests Jennings doesn't want to play center ... so ... if that's the case ... I'd be happy with Jennings staying in left and Fuld going to center. And, again, contrary to the local scuttlebutt, I think Fuld might well turn into a solid .265 - .275 contact singles and doubles hitter if he gets to play every day. (?)
Besides that ... his personality, energy, and ability and willingness to continuously play with reckless abandon is a crowd pleaser ... it puts a positive and enthusiastic face on the team ... and, I'm sure, it provides his teammates with a real boost 9which they can certainly use).
Fuld DH? Rather than Longo??......Fuld is what he is, a super guy, a team guy, a rah rah guy, a guy who plays all out, a guy who is a great addition to any team's bench and great player to have as a fill in, pinch runner, defensive replacement, pinch hitter, but as an every day regular Sam wouldn't finish the season at .240, have3-5 home runs, maybe, 30-35 RBI, maybe......Sam ios what he is and the Rays are very fortunate to have someone like him.....
He reminds me a lot of a guy we used to have with the Mets, Al Wiess....A 2B who could play all over, played the game hard, could hit a little, good runner, great defense, but just was not an every day player......He did okay when he filled in and became a hero in the '69 WS and in 1970 went back to what he was meant to be....a bench player!