Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....
Originally Posted by Rounding Third
He isn't even the best leadoff hitter or CF on the Reds team before he was signed, so why waste the money. You have a younger, better defensively, better at getting on base and better power, and cheaper option already at your disposal.
Just because we have a lot of crap doesn't make it good. No thanks for Tavares or Dye.
Again, you don't see what I'm getting at. There is no way the Reds or pretty much any team can compete with the Yankees for star players when they deal out over $400 million for three ballplayers. And the free agent market isn't that great this year. You acquired a ballplayer that is coming off the worst season of his career. Odds are the numbers will be better than the 2008 season. There is no long term commitment and it buys time for the future centerfielder of the Reds, Stubbs, to develop and not be rushed.
If you think small, you'll go nowhere in life.