Willy Taveras OPS is .595
Not a "league average" .760 or so for a CF.
Not an "OK if he's cheap and plays good "D" .725
Not an "all right if I have no one else" .700
not even a "well he's a bench player who plays a PR/Defensive replacement/designated bunter role" .650
he has a "why am I even in the majors at all?" .595.
Arguing that he should start over anyone is beyond reason. The Reds have 8 players in the organization to turn to in CF if Dickerson should prove to be a total bust who would provide a better game than Willy (Nix, Bruce, Hairston, McDonald, Hopper, Stubbs, Heisey and Henry) and every one of them is as good or better defensively.
A number of baseball figures did stupid things to ruin their legacy. Pete Rose gambled, Joe Jackson conspired, a whole bunch juiced, Bill Buckner misplayed a ground ball. Walt Jocketty may go down as the guy who signed Willy.