Originally Posted by REDREAD
I certainly hope development doesn't stop at 27. Dickerson turns 26 in April.
For some reason, people consider Dickerson young and up and coming, while Taveras is old and washed up. If Taveras spent as much time in the minors as Dickerson did, he'd probably have pretty guady minor league numbers as well.
Dickerson doesn't have gaudy minor league numbers, which you would know, had you ever looked at them.
What he has is solid numbers that show a progression as a player. Taveras was rushed in the hope that he was something he isn't.
He isn't a good defender.
He isn't a good hitter.
He isn't a good batter. (OBP)
and except for last year, he hasn't been a very good base stealer.
but keep beating the drum that a guy that's been PROVEN to you over and over is BELOW replacement level is a good fit for the Reds.