The problem is that Milledge has a tendency to take a first step in on fly balls rather than standing still to judge them. When a ball is hit deep, it's harder for him to track down, so putting him farther out is somewhat of a preventive measure - it's meant to compensate for his instincts and eliminate a lot of those XBH's that go out to center.
But hammondsnats will tell us that it's all the fault of the defensive alignments since he'd rather not admit that Milledge has significant faults.
Obviously you didn't read my prior post, where unlike AZ and some others on here, I'll be the first one on here to say what are you thinking Milledge, what are you swinging at, or c'mon Balester make your pitches.
I think even Sportsfan and SpiderNat may give me that.
What I'm saying is ... when you're a centerfielder and the alignment is to play deep ... then play deep. And I'm sure with 3-4-5 up being Wright - Beltran - Delgado the Nats want to play deep.
Okay so let's move on and get this win.