Re: Drew Stubbs is the perfect #8 hitter.
I think like anything it comes back to this team having a lot of guys who are best suited for the bottom 1/3 of the line up.
Stubbs would be a good 8th place hitter though for the reasons you mention. But who bats leadoff? Cozart has yet to show enough to prove he could do it. Phillips, as I recall, didn't look great there last year. Hesiey? I don't know the answer.
Can we just start the game with an out and skip leadoff?
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98