Completely respect your opinion while also hoping as well that you are, indeed, proved wrong, lol. I think one thing we all have to do is just forget about Morrisson. They may both be power 1B who each played for the Rays, but comparisons should stop there. They are different players, at different points in their careers. Cron has been solid, but bounced in and out of lineups behind other guys, putting up decent but spectacular numbers, never having more than 400 AB until his breakout in 2018. He finally played daily and got 500AB. He reportedly made some adjustments to his approach. You would think Rocco is at least familiar with him also coming over from TB and having some input on his signing. He could, more or less, duplicate his 2018 season. He could regress some and still be a decent hitter with 20+HR power and still be an asset. I doubt he's any sort of long term solution, but he could prove to be a solid short term option until Rooker, Kirilloff, etc, is ready.
I'm not sure LoMo's past is all the different than Cron's.They are pretty similar to my glance.
My concern is that his prior production that Nick is citing as consistent, might have been so because he was being played selectively to protect him from being over-exposed.He had pretty consistent production throughout last year, so if there is an adjustment to be made it doesn't seem like it was discovered last year.Nevertheless, baseball is a game of adjustments and what happened to LoMo was an inability to adjust to what was being done to limit him.I anticipate much the same with Cron.
And, for the record, I don't have much confidence in Cave either.It's part of why I'm happy to have Marwin Gonzalez.