Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Until and unless we have enough guys on base to begin with, the speed question is functionally irrelevant. Taveras' problem with his low SB have as much, if not more, to do with his inability to find 1B to begin with as it does with what he does or doesn't do once he's there.
Dickerson is a pretty good OBP guy, especially since his poor start. He has a total of 14 SB attempts.
Drew Stubbs in his limited time has yet to attempt to steal.
Last year Taveras attempted to steal 75 times, so far this year he has attempted 31.
During Dusty's tenure, Phillips has become a worse base stealer.
It isn't necessarily the getting on base thing for me. I realize that the Reds have sucked at that this year. Its that when they get on base they aren't putting things in motion. They aren't steeling base, they aren't hitting and running, they aren't making the defense move. They really aren't putting much, if any pressure on the defense by stealing.