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davereds24
08-06-2010, 12:12 AM
What will/should Dusty do this weekend with Stubbs?

Last time there he went a combined 5-15, 3hr game, 6rbi, only 2 k's.

Should he get one last shot where he played well or stay on the bench?


Let's not turn this into another bash Stubbs thread.

arkimadee
08-06-2010, 12:13 AM
yes.. he's had 2 or 3 games off.. time to put him in there and see if the days off helped him

Reds
08-06-2010, 12:27 AM
If you aren't going to send him down so he can work on his swing you have to let him play sometime.

davereds24
08-06-2010, 12:39 AM
If you aren't going to send him down so he can work on his swing you have to let him play sometime.

Not really, Nix only got a few starts in July. Janish never played. They might just bench him until they figure out exactly what they want to do with the roster.

Reds
08-06-2010, 12:41 AM
Not really, Nix only got a few starts in July. Janish never played. They might just bench him until they figure out exactly what they want to do with the roster.

I hear that, but Nix has been around he knows that role, and Janish is a defensive specialist in many minds. Benching Stubbs doesn't help his offense, IMO, and lumps him into the same mold as Janish, as a defensive guy who you don't want at the dish.

davereds24
08-06-2010, 12:46 AM
I hear that, but Nix has been around he knows that role, and Janish is a defensive specialist in many minds. Benching Stubbs doesn't help his offense, IMO, and lumps him into the same mold as Janish, as a defensive guy who you don't want at the dish.

Very true, I think it will be very interesting to see what Walt/Dusty have in mind.

Maybe for the rest of the year they see Stubbs as the defensive guy (and pinch runner) that you speak of that is nice to have in a pennant race.

Maker_84
08-06-2010, 01:20 AM
he better not start over Heisey ever again

RedsFanInBama
08-06-2010, 02:00 AM
I hear that, but Nix has been around he knows that role, and Janish is a defensive specialist in many minds. Benching Stubbs doesn't help his offense, IMO, and lumps him into the same mold as Janish, as a defensive guy who you don't want at the dish.

That's a fair point, but I don't think it holds water for a team in a pennant race. Nix is hot. Heisey is hot. I'm riding Heisey until he cools way off and I'm riding Nix against righties until he cools off some. We've got to win games NOW. We can't put in our high potential guys in the hopes that they turn it around while other guys are going good. That just wouldn't be the right move for a team trying to win a division.

Stubbs' individual development is important to me and this organization, but it's secondary to the 2010 Cincinnati Reds winning games. Maybe this benching will light a fire under him. If it doesn't and he continues to swoon, it's not the end of the world. He's still young. But right now, I don't think, at least until someone else cools off, you can afford to put Stubbs in the lineup unless it's against a lefty. If he starts to perform under those circumstances and/or another guy cools off, then his playing time can start to go back up. But not before. JMO.

Vottomatic
08-06-2010, 03:54 AM
Heisey is swinging a hot bat, so let's sit him down and put the K machine back in there. :rolleyes: Makes zero sense to me.

Please give Heisey more than 2 or 3 games to show us something. Let him bat against the Cubs. I've seen enough of Stubbs for now. I think he may be tired, anyway. A week or 10 days off will do nothing but rejuvenate him if he has anything left. I haven't given up on Stubbs......I just feel Heisey hasn't been given a legit shot at a starting position.

Kiko
08-06-2010, 05:40 AM
how about starting Stubbs Friday against the lefthander and sit Bruce. Heisey can start all 3 games and Bruce the last two of the series.