Originally Posted by bucksfan2
So Stubbs has had around one year hitting with a wooden bat in professional baseball and everyone and their brother is ready to give up on him. Them people say well hes an older prospect and he shoudl be dominating low A ball. Wasn't Ryan Howard an older prospect. People fail to realize that Howard and Dunn are around the same age. The reds and this front office especially are not going to give up on Stubbs after one year of professional baseball. Not to mention this entire year he has been playing hurt. I have never had turf toe but I hear it is no fun. Why dont we quit with the stubbs bashing and start to give updates on Tim Lincecum?
Its not really bashing, but rather trying to make an honest assesment. I take it you are fine with Stubbs as is? Howard, while playing low A at a similar age, isn't a very good comparison now is it? I mean he hit decently in his low A season. Stubbs on the other hand hasn't shown much power at all and hasn't hit the ball with much consistency. Those are legitimate concerns. Especially considering another Reds prospect, who had similar problems, in B.J. Szymanski.
Why give updates on Lincecum? Would you think the same updates for Homer would be as fair? I would love to have another guy that can (and is) strike out over a batter an inning right now. Not that it has anything to do with this discussion.