A few weeks ago I was saying on a different thread that the 2 changes I would make to the Reds would be to move Stubbs to the 2-hole and Bruce to the 4-hole. Well I am half way there
In my opinion Stubbs is the ideal 2 hitter on this team. His weakness is pitch recognition. You put him in front of Votto and you eliminate a lot of that, as he will see better pitches. In addition, if he can consistently get on base in front of Votto, Joey will probably see more fastballs than he otherwise would in an effort to try and contain Stubbs stealing.
Two other related points worth mentioning. In the thread where I said Stubbs should be in the 2-hole, I killed Dusty for his inability to shake things up. Well he did, so far it is working so I have to give him credit for doing so.
The second point is I think Joey Votto needs to start drinking decaffenated fancy coffees. He really seems hopped up like he is trying to earn that big contract with every swing. He needs to settle down and let the game come to him.