Originally Posted by RedsManRick
And Stubbs has a few hundred major league plate appearances; Taveras and Patterson had 1000's to prove that they were not good hitters period, let alone leadoff candidates. We are still in the process of figuring out what Stubbs can do with major league pitcher. In the words of Denny Green, Taveras and Patterson were who we thought they were.
How long would you have had any of the three leading off for a team made up like Cincinnati, if you would have had them leading off at all?