Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....
Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
The Reds needed three relievers and at bare minimum one very good starter starter, a defense, and a part of an offense to contend. In one offseason. Good luck with that.
So given the difficulty of adding a lot of pieces, add one that doesn't provide any benefit? I fully understand the scope of the challenge. I just don't understand how the difficulty of the task justifies taking steps in the wrong direction.
If Tavares is a bridge to a better team in the future, he's redundant. If he's part of the immediate solution to the mound of problems you've identified, he's a pretty poor one. In either case, I don't see the logic.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.