Re: Stubbs will start in SF
I've always been a bit on-the-fence about Stubbs. Less so in the past year as I lean more towards his stats telling an all-too-consistent story. He kind of reminds me of Danny Espinosa in DC. Like Stubbs, Espinosa strikes out....a lot. With 189 this year, more than anyone else in the NL. Like Stubbs, Espinosa is very good (if unexceptional) defensively. The main differences are Espinosa hits for power more often (17 HR this year) and has less of a track record.
But, I have a bit different take on this because I'm a leadership guy. Hire good people to run stuff. Then let them do their jobs and just hold them accountable for the results and not the means used to get there.
At the end of the day, teams and those who lead them get measured by wins and losses*
Dusty knows what he's doing. He deserves our support. We don't know all he knows however much we read.
Let's see what Drew does this postseason. Maybe he'll surprise us (and not Dusty). If he doesn't perform, I'd bet we'll see change next year.
* with notable exceptions like Davey Johnson (fired by Marge Schott during our dark period and the O's, both times after winning seasons)
Last edited by 1940757690; 10-07-2012 at 05:49 PM.
Reason: forgot to define my asterisk