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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    Disagree that he took easily hittable pitches.

    In the 2nd AB, the 1st pitch was a fastball on the inside black, down. Ump called it a strike, but on Pujols it's a ball. Then Zito dropped a hammer on the 2nd pitch -- another tough pitch to hit.

    I saw a nice, varied approach. 1st AB, he got a hittable fastball on the 1st pitch and took a solid swing at it. Didn't miss it by much on a high fly to left center. Last AB he had a pretty good hack on a hard fastball in for strike 2. Wilson throws very hard, but it looked to me like Stubbs got the bat head out pretty well and fouled it off. As others have noted, he worked what should have been a walk after that. All in all, I thought he acquitted himself well. And if you haven't seen the highlight of his double, check it out. He can really run.
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    He looked like he was really fast taking that double.

    I thought that was a bad strike 3 call in the 9th.
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
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    That was my thought. He reminds me of Hunter Pence. Though when he runs, it just looks like he's gliding. He covers a ton of ground with those long strides.
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    That was my thought. He reminds me of Hunter Pence. Though when he runs, it just looks like he's gliding. He covers a ton of ground with those long strides.
    He does remind me of Hunter Pence but looks more natural running. He looks like a runner, just really relaxed when he runs while Pence looks like he is laboring.

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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    The speed on the double was impressive. I thought he was chancing it, but he was standing on second when the ball was just coming in. I thought of Hunter Pence as well as I was watching that game.

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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    I thought he was chancing it, but he was standing on second when the ball was just coming in.
    Agree. When I saw the RF pick up the ball and go to make a throw at 2B, I thought it would be a close play. When I saw him breezing into the bag, I was quite impressed. You can get a glimpse of the speed on the highlight. Effortless.

    It remains to be seen just how good his instincts are. So far, so good, but there's a lot left to see. At the same time, it will help Stubbs to get time on the field. He'll adjust to the speed of the major league game, and this will help his baserunning just as it will help his hitting. Baker HAS to play him. It will be sheer stupidity if he spends significant time on the bench. Of course, all Baker appears to see is Stubbs' swing, and that's unfortunate. You'll never appreciate what this player can bring to the team, potentially, if all you're looking at is his swing.
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    5 tool outfielder, oh wait, wrong GM to have that.
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    I like how he looked in stretching the single into a double.
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    If he keeps that up and can manage a decent obp we may have something.
    Awesomely long gazelle-like strides.

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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexad View Post
    5 tool outfielder.
    three.

    wrong three, though.
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    That strike three call on Stubbs in the 9th was hilarious. That pitch wasn't even close to being a strike.
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    He's probably the best defensive OFer already.

    He's probably the fastest player on the team already.

    His AB's were as you'd expect, he looked like he had a clue in a couple of them, and didn't really have a clue in others.

    1st AB, so so, he was being aggressive, can't fault that.

    2nd AB, just as mentioned it appeared he was taking just to take.

    3rd AB, good AB overall, got a hit.

    4th AB, very good with a poor end result on a pitch that wasn't really close. What can you do.

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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    He looked great at the plate in the 10th today!
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    Re: So how did Stubbs look out there?

    Better than Tavares, I'm sure.


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