Found January 28, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
  There was a time when folks around the Queen City were really excited about the potential careers of both Drew Stubbs and Edinson Volquez. Each experienced flashes of brilliance during their time in Cincinnati, but both find themselves on different ball clubs entering 2013. Volquez will be entering his second year with the San Diego Padres, while Stubbs will be joining the Cleveland Indians for the first time after being traded this winter. Obviously, teams haven't given up on these guys, but they suddenly find themselves in make it or break it situations, as ESPN's Jim Bowden calls it. Both players wound up on the list of Bowden compiled featuring guys who are facing career-defining seasons. Drew Stubbs | CF, Cleveland Indians The speedy outfielder gets a fresh start with the Indians, a chance to reset and use new voices in attempting some adjustments. Over the past three seasons, Stubbs has 539 strikeouts and a precipitous decline in his OPS: 2009: ....
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