Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The problem with Jason Kubel is that no matter what he does, it makes me mad. If he strikes out watching three straight fastballs, I'm mad that he wasted the opportunity. If he hits a big home run, I'm mad because he's taking away my reason to hate him. And it might mean he'll be in the lineup again. He's just a really confusing player. He hasn't been "bad" in either of the past two seasons. But he hasn't done nearly enough to be considered "good." I'd gladly take his 2008 performance for the next few years. I just don't have a clue how likely it is that he can repeat it. Basically, I'm sick of wondering if he'll ever fulfill his potential and hope 2009 can finally answer the question.