Originally Posted by mbgrayson
I'm not all that excited about Greene, but his OBP numbers do not "make Willy Taveras look like Barry Bonds..."
Career MLB hitting:
Greene(7 seasons): .245/.302/.422 for an OPS of .723
Taveras(6 seasons): .276/.321/.328 for an OPS of .649.
Well, I said that a bit tongue in cheek, didn't mean it in a literal sense
My point was, the guy is awful at getting on base, clearly. And he was actually WORSE at getting on base last year than Taveras. And I can just picture a Taveras-Greene 1-2 combo at the top of the lineup next year.
If you couple his off field issues with his lack of production, I just don't see this adding up to much of anything.
Now I'm not saying he can't overcome his anxiety issues. Pete Harnisch is a guy I remember having trouble, and he flourished upon coming to Cincinnati. But I don't think Greene is the answer to anything in Cincinnati.