Originally Posted by traderumor
Stubbs choking up would mean that he takes strikes and swings through pitches with his hands moved away from the knob of the bat. It is a weakness, and I don't think "then choke up, dummy" is going to make much of a difference. He is just not a very good hitter who has enough power to run into one every once in awhile.
In other words, it isn't just something fixable like "approach," its lack of skill, from what I've seen.
Then he needs to go or else Baker will never get off him. But i guess batting 8th is tolerable.... even vs LHP.