Originally Posted by Krusty
The Rockies released Taveras because they didn't want to risk losing in arbitration and have Taveras make more money than he did in the 2008 season. That is the reason why. Makes good business sense. Why pay a guy more for less production the previous year? Add to that, Spilborghs will be their centerfielder with Dexter Fowler their future centerfielder in waiting. Made all the sense in the world to release the guy when they found out that other teams wouldn't give up anything in a trade because they knew the Rockies would eventually release him.
The Rockies released him because he is not a good enough player to make their team. Why risk arbitration with a guy that is not good enough to make your team?
The Reds are taking another bad team's reject and plugging him into the top of the starting lineup. Its a disgrace.:thumbdown