Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
I don't normally crave so much for a prototypical lead-off guy. But after several years of sheer hilarity at the top of the Reds' order, I pine for seeing a legit .360-.400 OBP speedster up there as a table-setter. Stubbs has a chance to fit that description (while adding quite a bit of pop to boot).
I'm in the same boat re: the traditional lead-off type. At the same time, we've had manager after manager that follows the traditional baseball norm where the speedy guy bats first. If Stubbs can get on base at that clip, the team only benefits. I'm skeptically optimistic about him. He could be a bright spot going forward. Of course, then you get to the second spot in the lineup...