Re: Radical Drw Stubbs idea, promote him
M2 and FCB are right on. Stubbs, at this point, is a sunk cost. Confidence? I don't care about his confidence. I care about the confidence of the players that are playing well and I want to stay in the system. I care about having a player in our organization that can, eventually, contribute at the MLB level. If that player can't contribute at the MLB level, I care about dealing him to someone that will give me someone that could possibly contribute. Sending him down to Billings would absolutely destroy his value. He's a 4 year college player, not a H.S. kid. Keeping him at Dayton and hoping he turns his season around is what everyone else does and rarely gets rewarded for. Pushing him up to High A is just the kind of creative thing we need. If (and it's an if) he succeeds at that level, he's started to add more value back to us. Other teams could rationalize that he is advancing and improving and if he were made available immediately after experiencing some success, we might see something in return for him. That would also coincide nicely with including him in on a deadline deal at the major league level. Right now, nobody thinks he's improving and most think he's a bust. You're not going to change anyone's mind on that unless you advance him to a higher level and he succeeds there. Sure there is a high probability that he'll fail. So what? He's failing now. If he can't be moved in a trade this year, you've given him a little bit of exposure to High A this year, a level he should be advanced to next year, regardless. So he's really getting a look at what he'll be facing next year and hopefully it will sober him up to work harder this offseason. I think it's a great idea, M2.
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Last edited by Red Leader; 06-28-2007 at 02:11 PM.