Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Fact is some of us are not prepared to give up on Stubbs just yet, what does it hurt? You OTOH apparently have given up on him.
Ah, that's where you're mistaken. I play in the land of probability, not absolutes. I actually like Stubbs' plate discipline. If there's hope for him, that's where it starts. That being said, I'm not going to have as much patience for his offensive game as I will for a younger version of Drew Stubbs. The value the Reds received with his pick appeared to be well less than optimal when the pick was made and Stubbs hasn't done anything since to make it look any better. However, "given up" is too strong a phrase. Disappointed and pessimistic would be more accurate as I can't remember the last "if he hits" Reds player to actually work out.