Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?
Great points TRF and edabbs44.
Come 2009, we'll need another OF. There's a chance we may need 2 if the Reds let Dunn walk.
Let me be clear when I say this.
Drew Stubbs won't be a solution for 2009.
I wish he would, but he won't. I want to root for the kid b/c he's a Red, but he was a waste of a 1st Round Draft Pick, which is organizationally criminal, in my book.
We all know that Stubbs played in the Big 12 and had plenty of success, and being a high 1st Round Draft Pick he absolutely without a shadow of a doubt should be held to a higher standard of development than other prospects.
IMO, at this point of Stubbs career, if he's not ready to be a 4th OF for the Reds in 2009, then he's a complete bust. Maybe it is the curse of the metal bat, but dropping 200 points of OPS from college to the minors is a ridiculously huge flag that can't be dismissed with "his toe was hurt..." I hope in 2008 he continues how he ended 2007, but I don't want to make any big wagers that he will.