Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I'm in the minority in that I see the value of Stubbs. Apparently, he is a lock to be a plus defender in CF -- and since he's from a big-time college program he could probably step into GAB very soon and provide that defensive upgrade. Then you get the nice offensive tools all around (power and speed).
My only issue with Stubbs is that, just projecting down the line, if he, Drabek, and Linecum all develop into the calibur of big leaguers they're capable of becoming, then Drabek and Linecum are both going to be worth two Stubbs.
Pitching is the currency by which baseball is played. A surplus of good pitching can bring you an embarassment of riches if you play your cards right.