I know this blog has been filled with negativity since last summer so I'll try to attempt some optimism starting with the Chicago foursome. Looking at each I can see why Moore targeted them. Podsednik brings speed, Fields power, Anderson and Getz defense. If used right I can see Fields having a good year. He should start at DH every time a LHP faces KC. In 218 major league at bats versus lefties Fields has hit .285/.356/.580, against right handed pitchers it falls to .206/.280/.348 in 528 PA's. Now if Moore is imaginative to promote Kila Ka'aihue he could be Fields platoon partner. He hit .250/.403/.476 versus right handers last season for Omaha. Now I'm no mathmagician or prognosticator but I gotta believe those two could easily top the .209/.281/.374 line KC received out of the DH position in '09.
After the Podesednik signing it appears Anderson is destined to be a late inning defensive sub this year, most likely for Jose Guillen (well in theory, Hillman doesn't often make the most likely move). Maier is probably gone.
I think right now Getz is the starting second baseman with Callaspo either being traded or moved to DH. I don't believe his edge in defense makes up the gap in offense but I could be wrong. If he can approach his .286/.362/.380 line with above average defense then I don't imagine anybody will mind Callaspo getting the boot off second.
These moves could potentially pay off (Fields and Getz in particular) if Moore and Hillman play it smart, and that's what I'm hoping for.