Jason Kubel as Reliable as They Come
by Eddie Mayrose
I remember the last time I saw Billy Joel in concert. It was 2005 at The Garden, more than a decade after he’d released his last album, River of Dreams. Yet, here was the world’s most famous arena, packed to the rafters by middle aged men and women who’d been following the Piano Man for decades. Why? Because they all knew what they were going to get. A terrific performance by an artist that had never let them down. Like an old friend, Billy Joel delivers, and that reliability is what makes him so attractive.
Diamondbacks’ OF Jason Kubel may not be able to play the piano, but he’s another artist that never lets you down. Better still, he doesn’t even cost very much as, year after year, Kubel goes in the very late stages of most mixed league drafts. Yet, for his loyal followers, he’s a huge bargain- delivering robust BA, HR and RBI stats worthy of a selection made much earlier.