Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser....Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed...the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
Believe it or not, Dunn was 1 SB from doing this in his first full season.
Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
The eyes never lie.
Anyone going to still say he sucks near the wall?
Drew Stubbs' kinda stunning stat line with 5 games to go:
.251/.324/.434 for a .758 OPS. 21 HR. 26 SB (only 6 CS).
And some defense. I think in some thread or another I was hoping for a .725 OPS from Stubbs this season. He has been a delight and rapidly becoming one of my favorite players. The thing with him is that I continue to totally not know what to expect from him going forward, and the unpredictability is kinda fun...to me, anyway.
Last edited by membengal; 09-29-2010 at 07:06 AM.
I've said it before and I will say it again, but I think the fact that he has played pretty much all season, even during slumps, may be the best thing that ever happened to him. There were times when the Reds may have been justified to send him to AAA or at least to bench him for a while (I know they did briefly when Heisly was hot for a week or so), but they have kept running him out there a vast majority of the time, letting him develop and learn.
He still has plenty of room to improve, of course, but his overall performance in his first full season has, despite its ups and downs, been not bad at all.
Sometimes, you just have to let a guy learn and develop by playing him and putting up with the growing pains. I hope time will prove that's what happened in 2010 for Drew Stubbs and that he can be even better in the future.
He's getting better.Anyone going to still say he sucks near the wall?
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
Just wanted to say kudos to management on the handling of both Stubbs and Bruce this season. The fact that they stuck by them and had them work through their issues during a pennant chase should likely be very beneficial in the long run. Especially when you see them playing like they have been down the stretch.
It has worked out well for both the team and both Jay and Drew on a personal level. These guys have grown as players and gotten a ton of invaluable experience. Awesome stuff, hopefully they build off of this and help turn this team into a perennial contender.
I don't know about you guys, but I am extremely excited to have Jay Bruce in RF and Drew Stubbs in CF for the next decade.
Drew Stubbs in just over a first season's worth of at-bats (690 since last year)...
Throw in some excellent defense and whoa mama I'll take it!
That's projecting to be a 30/30 GG centerfielder with .800 OPS potential. Yes please!
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
It would be a plus if somehow, someway Alonso can make the transition into LF in the offseason. I have joined Hokie in believing this kid needs to be kept. He just has a think about him that says success...His offensive upside could easily outweigh his defensive shortcomings out there. There would be 100 HR potential in the OF between those 3 and at least 4 more years of control. I almost get giddy thinking about it.
If you can't be a good example... then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels...
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