Re: Drew Stubbs....
What makes him a bad pick? Because he has not advanced on YOUR timetable?
Doug speaks for himself, and I don't appreciate being lumped in with him (nor he with me, I would suspect). He does fine on his own and certainly doesn't need my muddled thinking weighing him down.
My views are my own. And the pounding of guys on this site is excessive as all get out at times, and at way too early a juncture. We have no idea if he was a good or bad pick until we see how his career pans out. It could very well be he was an awful pick. See? I know that too! But we can't know yet if he was.
Where I differ strongly with you and others is on that last point. The returns we have are still early and rather inconclusive. Enough there to provide ammunition to your side, TRF (He's absolute dog****! Mark my words!) and Doug's side (he's going to a really good pro. Watch and see!)
Me? I am simply saying there is enough good that I don't see why the rush to "bust" him and enough bad that I understand the skepticism. My point is that you don't have to look far, at all, to find comps for his numbers from guys who have been good pros. I grant that you don't have to look far, either, for comps from guys who absolutely sucked eggs. But those two things, taken together, simply tell me that he is still a work in progress, an unknown, but one with some promise still. Is that really having a homer view? Wow, if so.
And AA is the right place for him, in my estimation.
And now, back to sweeping generalizations based on gut opinions! This is fun!
Last edited by membengal; 06-16-2008 at 06:26 PM.