I'll say one thing, the power is LEGIT. I couldn't post in some of those old Stubbs debates on the ORG because they took place before I was called up, but I remember his power potential was certainly a polarizing topic.
After watching him this year, I'm convinced without a doubt. He may never reach it, but I think he's got 30 homer potential. When he gets a ball good, my goodness, does it ever travel. He hits majestic home runs.
It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Stubbs posts a 30 HR/30 SB season or two in his career.
I miss Adam Dunn.
The pick that really got me bent was the Watson pick. Ugh.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
nobody argued that Stubbs wouldn't make it more than me. I became convinced his power would never develop due to approach, not tools. And I'm thrilled that he seems to be maturing as a player. He's very streaky, but the defense (which i never argued against) is always there.
As an aside, it really is ok to disagree about players. Stubbs, Bailey, Cueto, Heisey. We all have opinions, and just because we disagree doesn't mean we don't root for them everyday.
Unless of course the name on the back is Taveras. Kidding.
Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
That homerun in the first tonite makes Stubbs a 20/20 player in his first full season in the major leagues.
Just a delightful year from him. His OPS over. 750 for the year, at least through the first at-bat tonight.
Has any Reds player gone 20/20 in the first full season as a Red? I know he's not technically a rookie because he had too many ABs last year, but a 20/20 campaign in your first full season is pretty awesome.
"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
Hilarious movie!if the Lieutenant is indeed a woman, as she claims to be... then, my friend, she is suffering from the worst case of hemorrhoids I have *ever* seen! [turns Lois around to reveal a bulge on her behind] *That's* why Roger Podacter is dead! He found Captain Winkie!"
[all the men in the vicinity start throwing up because Einhorn has kissed them]
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."