Re: Stubbs vs. Votto
Originally Posted by jojo
I'd argue that Franklin Gutierrez has shown significantly more power than Stubbs.
Shown, yes; that's what I said "I think he's got," meaning that he has the inherent ability -- not that he's produced it as of yet. Though I had admittedly forgotten how similar Gutierrez's body type is to Stubbs. Both are tall, lanky guys who should add power as they age. In any event, I think Stubbs will prove to be a 20 HR guy in his prime.
EDabbs, I'd like to see an OPS significantly north of .700 too. But we don't "need bats" any more or than we "need run prenvention". Improvement in our run differential counts regardless of which side of the ledger it's on. A .700 OPS and his defense would represent a substantial improvement in our run differential over what we got from CF in 2009.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 10-30-2009 at 04:28 PM.