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Fon Duc Tow
07-20-2009, 02:51 PM
Don't look now but Willy Taveras' AVG is up to .250. And his OPS is creeping up over .300.

He also has looked A LOT more patient at the plate and seems to be hitting a lot more line drives and grounders.

His CF is still pretty iffy but since Bruce went down he has really stepped it up I must say.

If his OPS goes above .350 I think we all owe Willy T an apology. :D

GIDP
07-20-2009, 03:32 PM
I certainly hope he can get his OPS over .350

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CySeymour
07-20-2009, 03:33 PM
I certainly hope he can get his OPS over .350

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hehehhe...I laughed when I read that too...but I knew he meant OBP

GIDP
07-20-2009, 03:35 PM
Seriously though hes doing better in July but he's still pretty awful even with these better numbers. Even a good taveras is a bad player.

OesterPoster
07-20-2009, 04:47 PM
Seriously though hes doing better in July but he's still pretty awful even with these better numbers. Even a good taveras is a bad player.

I'd be okay with his current numbers...if he was several million $$$ cheaper.

GIDP
07-20-2009, 04:53 PM
I'd be okay with his current numbers...if he was several million $$$ cheaper.

id be ok if he was free and didnt take a 40 man roster spot.

kfm
07-20-2009, 07:04 PM
He would be easier to tolerate if he batted at the bottom of the order. I am sure we would not be crazy about him, but the loathing of seeing his name in the lineup would not drive us all crazy. Dusty has turned this entire city and fan base against another player for the second year in row just because he refuses to bat him where his career numbers and his seasons numbers dictate that he bat in an order. Walt needs to do something about this, especially since he helped cause this problem in the first place.

Kingspoint
07-20-2009, 07:42 PM
What was so ugly this series, is that Willy T erased two of his own hits by getting picked off/thrown out, whatever you want to call it because, as Brantley so well pointed out, he sucked at the decision-making process of getting a good jump.

So, his 6-14 OBP (.429) in the series became a 4-14 OBP (.286), in line with what he's done all year.

Kingspoint
07-20-2009, 07:43 PM
He would be easier to tolerate if he batted at the bottom of the order. I am sure we would not be crazy about him, but the loathing of seeing his name in the lineup would not drive us all crazy. Dusty has turned this entire city and fan base against another player for the second year in row just because he refuses to bat him where his career numbers and his seasons numbers dictate that he bat in an order. Walt needs to do something about this, especially since he helped cause this problem in the first place.

Yes. We could all live with that.

GIDP
07-20-2009, 07:45 PM
What was so ugly this series, is that Willy T erased two of his own hits by getting picked off/thrown out, whatever you want to call it because, as Brantley so well pointed out, he sucked at the decision-making process of getting a good jump.

So, his 6-14 OBP (.429) in the series became a 4-14 OBP (.286), in line with what he's done all year.

The worst part is he was getting jumps so terrible it was obvious he was going to get thrown out.

He tried to steal on Parra once and he didnt take off until Parra almost had his foot down on the way to the plate.

Kingspoint
07-20-2009, 07:57 PM
The worst part is he was getting jumps so terrible it was obvious he was going to get thrown out.

He tried to steal on Parra once and he didnt take off until Parra almost had his foot down on the way to the plate.

It was really ugly to watch and I appreciated Brantley's frankness about how stupid of a base-stealer Willy Taveras is. One more reason why Colorado got rid of him for absolutely nothing. "Go away, Willy T.", was Colorado's solution. Addition by subtraction.