Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
Dickerson is far better (and younger and cheaper), with a much higher ceiling than Taveras in everything (but stealing bases).
Heisey and Stubbs, down on the farm, are BOTH arguably better than Taveras.
Stubbs and Dickerson should platoon NOW. Stubbs is ready and Heisey needs challenged in Louisville.
There simply is no reason that Willy Taveras should occupy a roster spot with this team.
Sad thing is, that this is just common sense type stuff that many of us have been saying for months, even when they were just flirting with the idea of signing Willy.
You know, common sense type stuff like Gomes over McDonald. Wow. Rocket science.
This is what is so uber-frustrating to me. Moves that seem so simple that this front office repeatedly screws up. There is no way that Taveras should have ever been signed. There is no way that Darnell McDonald should have ever made the major league roster. And definitley no way he should stay on the roster for 40 games. And despite all of this, somehow the Reds are 1.5 games back!