Is Heisey now the incumbent?
Four out of the last five games Heisey has been the starter, and he's rewarded the Reds by going 7-of-17, striking out only once. Is the job now his for the rest of the year as long as he stays afloat?
I'm inclined to say yes.
The Reds have made it clear they're not going to move Bruce to center, but they also haven't given any indication they're content with the utter lack of production from Stubbs in the past month. It seems to me the Reds are ready to see if Heisey can handle the job full-time. I imagine Stubbs will still get a spot start here or there, but I think Heisey is your starter the rest of the season... especially if he maintains a .750 OPS going forward.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda