Originally Posted by icehole3
I sure hope Jay Bruce doesnt get hurt, if he does he may get compared to Dwayne Wise or someone like that...rough crowd.
dfs's post is clearly "from my point of view". I have watched Stubbs twice in Dayton and he looks CLEARLY better than WMP as a CF. He looks like he has the ability to be a ++ defender in CF which the Krivsky plan craves. Hamilton doesn't have the upside to be a ++ CF, neither does Hopper. Dickerson, maybe but he has less upside at the plate than Stubbs who could turn into a future leadoff hitter. Comparing him to Hamilton or Bruce is the wrong seed to compare by.
He can take a walk and has to long of swing. Shorten it down and he has leadoff potential. Finley ceiling or a Dickerson ceiling who knows right now. I don't get why people are "confused" by the Stubbs pick. I completely understand where they were coming from. That doesn't make it the right or best choice, but still completely understandable.
I mean it could go either way. The Reds are betting on Finley.