I could get on board with finding a roster spot and going with 6 OF and a platoon at all three positions. Nix/Gomes in LF (Nix has had limited play but has been the most productive of the OF group when he's in there), Dickerson/Stubbs (Probably not a straight platoon, I'd want Stubbs in there more than the typical RH half of a platoon) and Bruce/Heisey. Somebody snaps out of it and gets hot then they go back to playing every day. The OF production has got to improve and platooning just might do it.
This is another reason that a trade was needed. This roster needed to be reconfigured a bit. 6 OF is hard to manage when none can help in the IF if necessary. Adding a Kelly Johnson as one of the LH guys and utilizing his ability to play 2B (and maybe 3B) to provide some flexibility would have worked. I can't imagine that the Reds couldn't have had him for something that they have no room for (Lecure/Del Rosario or something along those lines.) There is simply no reason for the D-Backs to hold on to him.
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I would give Stubbs several days off and use Heisey in CF for those days.
Stubbs was playing ok until recently. I think with some rest and work on the sidelines he will be ok.
I wouldn't do anything dramatic until trying this possible solution.
I know Stubbs has been compared a few times to Mike Cameron, but I'm curious if there has ever been a Dale Murphy comparison on him. Of course, as far as his ceiling goes.
I was thinking of Dale Murphy after he hit the shot at Wrigley today.
I know Stubbs has more speed (as far as SB's), but his power and K numbers are similar at this point. And I do realize that Murphy got started a lot sooner (over 2000 PA's before he turned 26).
Just wondering what people think.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Dude was the MVP today, as my buddy who's a Cubs fan said.
Stubbs is super streaky, but he does seem to have big games now and then. And I love that seemingly they always come against the Cubs!!
I found this interesting on ESPN today
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/s...ays_100809redsHe's still young enough to figure things out, but he's not a great defender and his speedy wheels won't matter much if he can't get to first base.
from Rob Neyer
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Suck it up cupcake.
I miss Adam Dunn.
I saw that too. At first I wondered if it was a typo, and I'm still not convinced it wasn't.
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
I just don't think the whole "afraid of the wall" thing flies for Stubbs as much as some people want to label him as that.