Originally Posted by RedEye
To me, these excerpts offer all but direct evidence that Willy Taveras is the starting CF and leadoff hitter on your 2009 Cincinnati Reds. What's more, if Walt doesn't sign another OF, we can look forward to a Hopper-Dickerson platoon in left!
All that was saying is that we've got 2 outfielders. Not that he's the starter. Do you seriously think we're only going to carry Hopper, Bruce, Taveras & Dickerson as OF'ers in 2008? Either kids will come up, players will relocate or more will come in from outside. But yes, as things stand TODAY...with only those 4 OF'ers on the roster, it'd be Dickerson/Taveras/Bruce. As of right now, it's all assumptions and then people here running wild with those assumptions.
If Taveras ends up being the 4th outfielder, would people have a problem with it? I doubt it. And after all is said and done, that's almost as likely an outcome as anything.