Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....
Originally Posted by pahster
How is acquiring a crappy player "trying something different?" Seems awfully familiar to me.
It's just a different verse of the same tired song.
And just so everyone knows what we're looking at, over his career Taveras has been worth -49.1 Runs Above Position and -13.59 RAP per 600 PA. To put that in perspective, since 2005 there have only been six 500+ PA non-Taveras seasons put up in CF with a RAP value more negative than -13.59 RAP. Generally, when a player stinks that badly offensively, they don't get a chance to put up that many PA.
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