Re: Drew Stubbs
Okay, okay. After reading through this whole thread, I'm going to put in my two cents. I enjoy looking through the rose-colored glasses so, I am going to choose to look at it through the optimist's point of view.
Reading about Stubbs' early struggles, brings to mind the early struggles of my favorite player, Derek Jeter. In his autobiography, Jeter talked about how he struggled through his early days in the Yankee farm system and just wanted to give up on baseball. Obviously, Jeter stuck it out and turned out to become one of the best shortstops in Yankee history.
This is not to say Stubbs can hold a candle to DJ and granted DJ was just a high schooler from Kalamazoo, but maybe Stubbs is just working out some kinks. Give Chambliss and some of the other random hitting instructors give some advice to him and see if things change before we stick a fork in him.
All of this said, I was never a huge fan of this pick, but I still don't think he's being given a fair chance. Let the man play a couple of years of ball before we stick a fork in him.