Originally Posted by UK Reds Fan
You think a guy with a declining OBP heading south of .333 is a good idea at leadoff?
I just don't get why just staying put with Dickerson/Free combo in CF is such a bad idea if Taveras is your best alternative. Those 2 are already in house, cost you no players to obtain, Dickerson is a very good glove and Dickerson has more power. I must be missing some reason why Taveras would upgrade our current roster.
Actually, Taveras' OBP increased from 05 to 06 to 07, before he had a bad year last year. Dickerson had two good months, has had no history of hitting success in the minors, much less the majors, and Sept. is a deceiving month. Freel has shown no ability to stay healthy, and with his hamstring may not even be able to use speed anymore. Taveras is better then both.