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    Biggest myth of them all today

    That the Reds somehow lose an elite defensive player with this trade. Not even close. Stubbs is a fast guy. That is it. He is good from gap to gap because of his one God-given ability. He's subpar on balls hit short right at him, and borderline awful on deep balls hit right at him. (Granted, that's the toughest play for any OF.) Arm is average at best. We're not talking about losing 1987-caliber Eric Davis here.

    The Reds' defense will be A-OK. There may be one ball every week or so that Choo (or whoever) doesn't catch that Drew Stubbs would have. And there might be one they come up with that he wouldn't.
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    Re: Biggest myth of them all today

    Also to all our impatient fans that always whined and complained that Walt was just sitting on his hands doing nothing. I guess these past two off seasons dismissed that myth.

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    Re: Biggest myth of them all today

    Quote Originally Posted by webbbj View Post
    Also to all our impatient fans that always whined and complained that Walt was just sitting on his hands doing nothing. I guess these past two off seasons dismissed that myth.
    yup === got to say he has been an upgrade!
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    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: Biggest myth of them all today

    Choo has very good speed and is a very good baserunner. Isn't as fast as Stubbs but better in alot of other areas and waaaay better in hitting

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    Re: Biggest myth of them all today

    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    That the Reds somehow lose an elite defensive player with this trade. Not even close. Stubbs is a fast guy. That is it. He is good from gap to gap because of his one God-given ability. He's subpar on balls hit short right at him, and borderline awful on deep balls hit right at him. (Granted, that's the toughest play for any OF.) Arm is average at best. We're not talking about losing 1987-caliber Eric Davis here.

    The Reds' defense will be A-OK. There may be one ball every week or so that Choo (or whoever) doesn't catch that Drew Stubbs would have. And there might be one they come up with that he wouldn't.
    The run differential between the defense we lost, and the offense we gained is not even measurable.

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    Re: Biggest myth of them all today

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTruck View Post
    The run differential between the defense we lost, and the offense we gained is not even measurable.
    Yeah, and just my guess probably not the greatest thing to have a -WAR player in the lineup.


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