Re: 7.9.10 Reds @ Phillies
Wow, you can tell Dusty was pissed that Stubbs didn't get that bunt down. First he said, "that was a perfect pitch to bunt", then the next game he sits him. Good, I wouldn't mind Heisey getting an extended look. Stubbs certainly has, don't just yank Heisey if he has a bad game. See what happens if he plays everyday for 3 weeks.
People will point to the 3 homer game, but that isn't a sign of improvement, just an aberration. Stubbs should be hitting line drives, ground balls and bunts. He should shorten his swing and use his speed and be able to go deep into counts and take walks. Instead he has a long, looping swing. Sure, he may make contact and he's strong enough to hit some home runs when he does make contact. But, long term success is raising his OBP, and using his speed. Neither of which he's shown me he will do.
I'm just saying if I see another long, looping swing from Stubbs with an uppercut it will be too soon.
Last edited by NeilHamburger; 07-09-2010 at 05:16 PM.