From Lance's blog:
Forget leadoff, I would ask you if Taveras should even be the CF? I know Dusty gets irriated by talk of playing the "hot hand". I can only point out the facts. This team struggles to get runnners on base.
If you can't get on, you can't get over and you can't get in.
Willy Taveras: BA .243, OBP .300, OPS .606
Chris Dickerson: BA .244, OBP .373, OPS .734
Taveras is hitless in his last 20 ab's and 1 for his last 25
Dickerson is hitting .308 in his last 12 starts
And consider this from emailer Jeff:
Wily Taveras had 14 game hitting streak between 4/29-5/13.
Taveras during 14 games streak: 24-59 .407 avg Reds go 10-4
Taveras in other 44 games: 22-130 .169 avg Reds are 21-23
Maybe it's simply the hamstring still bothering Taveras...fine.
Play Dickerson til he shows you he should sit. He showed the glove over the weekend. He's a much better CF than LF. Wayne Krivsky always said that. If he has the glove and he's getting on-base. And your "team" is about pitching, speed and defense, what's the downside to playing Dickerson for now?