Re: Elephant in the Room
Congrats on the thread title to 11 Larkin BTW, very appropriate.
There are a lot of issues here.
Ludwick has hit pretty well of late, for good power. Heisey seemed to be coming around when hurt. Valdez just played an excellent series against the Mets. Frazier has played like a solid NL starter.
The bigger names at this point are Rolen and Stubbs. Yet I wonder if the offense will perform better when they return.
The second elephant in the room is Stubbs. Reds offense seems to have done well while he's been out. While watching this offense, I don't miss the Stubbs strikeouts. He has his virtues, no doubt, but the team has performed well with others manning CF.
So I see two elephants in the room and I'm interested in seeing how it works out. Hopefully both Rolen and Stubbs will do well when they return and everyone else can fill in when needed.