Originally Posted by texasdave
Stubbs and Heisey need to stay down on the farm for the time being. If Hopper is an improvement (he is only OPSing .705 in AAA), it is a marginal improvement at best. I think you stick with Taveras until at least the All-Star break. WT by default it would appear. The toughest part is that Taveras is not even a good platoon candidate. For his career he actually hits righthanders a little better than lefthanders. Eek, aside from Gomes none of the Reds' outfield candidates have swung a very potent stick versus lefthanders in their careers.
I threw Keppinger in there just because. I still have no idea how a team that was going to struggle to score runs could not find a place for someone who has raked like that against LHP in his career.
Taveras and Dickerson's career struggles against lefties, is the inspiration of this thread. The real reason I wanted to start this thread is to see if other Reds' fans like me think Stubbs could produce better than WT on the Major League level today. I included Heisey and Hopper for those who are bigger fans of them than I.