Originally Posted by TRF
No. A player with a history of repeating .310/.350 I'd at least accept. Call me when Taveras does it more than once. He didn't do it more than once in a park designed for hitters.
Not some years. once. once he had an acceptable OBP. one year in his entire career. He will not be pretty good defensively, because he's never been a good defender. And the Rockies didn't want to arbitrate with him because he wasn't worth it.
Taveras has a .331 lifetime OBP, which is decent.
Taveras is a good defender in centerfield. No, he's not a top centerfielder like Patterson, but I haven't heard anyone say he's "never been a good defender" except on Redszone.
Maybe the Rockies didn't want to arbitrate with him because he led the league in steals and might get a high salary in arbitration.
Let's see how it works out. Sorry, just not as sure of the future as some around here are.