Revere most likely has the most range for a CF in the entire major leagues, the fact that Parmelee is better then Delmon/Doumit means that it won't be a huge deal, corner OF defense at the end of the day doesn't matter that much anyways, there is a reason why corner OF's are playing Corner OF in the first place.
80 runs. The answer is 80 runs.
I expect the Hicks or Arcia may be here sooner, as early as the start of the season. Twins may still make more trades, so I am in the wait and see mode at least till the end of spring training.
LF and RF are the second and third least crucial defensive positions. Wasting Revere in RF didn't make much sense. My eyes tell me that Parmelee is slow, but acceptable as a RF--below average, but not dreadful. A team can live with that if the guy can hit and I think Parmelee can and will hit. Arcia, Hicks and maybe a comeback Joe Benson are waiting in the wings. Whoever starts on the corners may not be staying there for too long.
A couple of things. While Revere has a greater range, that is lessed by a much weaker arm. Revere has been lucky enough to see guys tag up and score from 2nd on a deep fly ball, and that rarely happens. I'd imagine defense metrics attempt to bring that into context, and while I don't know if they "figured it out" so to speak, that is a reason why Revere's defensive metrics are going to be a bit muted.
The OF defense is going to be bad going into 2013, though there's good reason to think it will be above average by the end. Morneau likely gets flipped for something allowing Parmalee to move to 1st. That will give a callup for one of Hicks, Benson, or Arcia, all of whom should be better defensively. If more than one of them is doing well in Rochester next year, I wouldn't be surprised at all if Willingham was flipped for something as well.
I hope that Arcia and Hicks have made their way into the lineup by the end of the season and have shown that they belong in a starting lineup to give the Twins an awesome OF defense. Ideally the Twins roll with something like LF - Revere, CF - Hicks and RF - Arcia. I also hope that Parmelee (along with Plouffe) shows that he is a legit MLB hitter regardless of where he plays. It would be really nice to have 4 (not revere in LF) young, cheap average or better MLB hitters claim their spots in the lineup for several years. Unfortunately a couple will bust but it will be the start of the end of this disaster.