Originally Posted by dougdirt
Eh, I wanted nothing to do with Lincecum either, just wanted 'anyone but Stubbs' on draft day. Still, after seeing him play, I changed my tune a little bit and became more and more a believer. As for the bashing.... doesn't really matter to me. It just cracks me up when someone brings something up that I said to 'show me' when I don't think I have ever done that because it just doesn't enhance any conversation at all and 99.9% of the time, has nothing to do with the point being talked about at the time. Stubbs right now is doing a little worse than I predicted at the start of the year (had him at .345 OBP/.425 SLG at the start of the year), but is well within line for it. Good year for him, hopefully he can keep it going as he moves forward. The guy has his warts as a player, but even with those, he can be a real good player.
I wanted pitching whether it was Scherzer, Lincecum, Drabek or aby other top pitcher. Stubbs scared the hell out of me. If he continues to improve then the pick will obviously end up being a good one. But he needs to continue to improve, guys with his offensive profile scare me a bit. Not saying that he cannot continue to produce, but he could easily go south as well.'
The pick that really got me bent was the Watson pick. Ugh.