Originally Posted by TRF
And they were right to do so, in that no other player on this team can hit leadoff. It forced Dusty into putting him there. Outside Votto, this was a team devoid of high OBP players. If Cozart or BP could REALLY handle leading off, and btw, neither can, then Stubbs hitting 7th is just fine with me.
but they can't so Dusty kept trying to make Stubbs into something he isn't. I've said for years, Stubbs is Adam Dunn lite. ton's of K's, about 80% of Dunn's power, and he's got about half his BB ability. That's fine. Let him hit .255 with 25 HR's. let him score 80-90 runs. If Stubbs posts a .320 OBP, he scores 90 runs. Lower, then he scores less. Outs are precious, but so are runs. Drew Stubbs can score runs. Stubbs was 18th in the NL in runs scored in 2010, 11th in 2011.
Bad ballplayers don't do that.
LOL. People still trying to blame Dusty for Stubbs' failures. Sorry, Stubbs just isn't good IMO. He has the rest of his career to prove me right or wrong.
And in no way does Stubbs have "80 percent of Adam Dunn's power." Dunn is a lock for 40 bombs every year, except 2011. Are you saying Stubbs would be a lock for over 30 per year? Not even close.