Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....
Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
The lifetime OBP is spiked by a career year in 2007.
Everyone on Redszone saying he's a poor defender has been justifying that position with defensive metrics.
The Rockies aren't a small market team. they could have easily afforded Taveras. They didn't want him.
Well, personally I know a crap move when I see one.
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”