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Colorado's new leadoff man?

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07:28 AM ET 12.26 | Driving his truck across Texas for a holiday visit with his parents, Drew Stubbs had plenty of time to contemplate his future in Colorado. He figured the drive from his home in Austin to the northeast corner of the state would take about eight hours. Stubbs had a lot to think about. Eight days ago, he was traded to the Rockies from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for left-handed reliever Josh Outman. "This whole offseason, I thought there was a decent chance I would be moved," he said. "When they traded Dexter Fowler, I thought there was a chance. I thought Colorado would be a place that would suit my game very well." Well enough for Stubbs to become the Rockies' new starting center fielder? Could he become a leadoff man? Those are questions open for debate.

The Denver Post

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December 26, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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With that OBP? I doubt it.

Ahhh the MLB, where under achieving gets you over paid!

December 26, 2013  02:31 PM ET

if you are a rockies fan you better pray he is not your lead off man unless you like allot strikeouts strikeouts. he put up plenty of those in the 2 years he led off for the reds,200 a year in fact but hey he is fast so he has that going for him. his first year with the reds he showed so much potential until they made the fateful decision to make him a lead off man. I thought he would improve with the indians without that pressure but apparently not.

 
December 26, 2013  03:03 PM ET

While the Tribe was in the stretch drive struggling for a spot in the playoffs, I believe Stubbs batted .187 from the middle of August with mostly K's on the scorecard; I doubt it.

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