Re: Is Heisey now the incumbent?
I'm fine with the way Stubbs plays defense. I agree that diving is overrated at best and harmful in many cases. His speed turns a number doubles into singles and even outs and he hardly ever turns singles into doubles or triples by diving.
However, I'm absolutely not fine with what Stubbs has been bringing to the plate. It doesn't work for a #2 hitter and frankly doesn't work anywhere. I expect Heisey will get some more playing time short term, but I'd be surprised if Drew doesn't get some time in CF batting #7 once Votto comes back to see if he can find his comfort zone before the playoffs. Clearly the Reds think they are better defensively with Stubbs in CF or they would have made this switch much sooner.