There is no way to sugar coat the loss of George Springer.. It hurts. People are pessimistic about the effect of putting Straw in the line up. No way he measures up to Springer. Look at a different way: in 2021 Alvarez replaces Springer in the batting order and Straw replaces Josh Reddick. Straw does replace Springer in CF and that's OK. Now doesn't that make you feel better? Reality hasn't changed but maybe your attitude/hopes.