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.