Re: Drew Stubbs is the perfect #8 hitter.
I like him 8th for mostly the same reasons and was thinking this last week. My top reasons:
Last year, our pitchers bunted into a ton of FC's, and it wasn't their fault. A lot of Ramon Hernandez getting thrown out at 2nd. I'm guessing almost ZERO FC's if Stubbs is on base.
He'll get on base a lot more in the 8th spot, and we need him on base.
I honestly want everyone else to bat in front of him. I think our lineup has a chance to be the fiercest lineup in the NL by a long shot.