Originally Posted by reds44
I asked this question in the game thread, and I'll ask it in here too.
Can the Reds make the playoffs with Drew Stubbs playing everyday?
I know this thread doesn't show it, but I happen to like Drew Stubbs. I like his tools, I like his defense, and I think he's shown flashes of what he can do.
However, he just struck out with the bases loaded and nobody out.
Here was his line coming into tonight:
31 BB/104 Ks
The trade deadline is this weekend. The Reds have Heisey up here and Dickerson rehabbing in the minors.
What do you think?
Absolutely. Pretty much every playoff team has a glaring weakness or two, not that I'm saying Stubbs is a glaring weakness. To compare it to 2009, I'd say it's the equivalent to the Phillies having Pedro Feliz at third base or the Twins having Carlos Gomez in center field. Sure, you'd like more offense, but the defense is huge compensation.