So instead of "can platoons be good" it should be "can we survive with a platoon" and the answer is almost definitely not. Good teams almost never have platoons.
Please don't waste your time finding obscure examples.
<<<Would 2 OF platoons in 2013 (vs Torres & Bay 2012) be enough improvement to be at least average? >>>
Average meaning what? 81-81? No! We're going to stank this year.
<<<How's the infield now that d'Arnaud will be catching?>>>
Huh? He wont' be on the opening roster. And when he does come up he'll be a rookie.
The 1969 Mets were called the MIRACLE Mets for a reason. Miracles happen once a generation.
Again, those were pretty much our worst positions in 1986, as far as production. That team was STACKED. That's the only way they could support platoons.
<<<So Thole & Nickeas NOT catching & d'Arnaud coming up early on isn't an improvement over the course of the season??>>>
Who knows? Sometimes highly touted rookies hit .180 their first year. We don't even know when he'll come up. Could be August. Could be never.
<<<No. Average OUTFIELD. NOT average RECORD. OF was horrid last yr. AVERAGE OF would be HUGE step up!! >>>
Okay, then to answer that question. No, i don't think we'll have an average OF. I think it'll be one of the worst in the league.