I know Taylor is ancient history for Reds fans and -- based on some past posts I've read -- I know he wasn't exactly a fan favorite either in Cincinnati or Philadelphia. But I'm treading delicately into these waters anyway ...
Taylor, as you may know, played for the independent Lancaster Barnstormers last season. He's been out of affiliated baseball since he was released by the Tigers in April of 2006.
I was hoping Reds fans could share some insights on Taylor based on watching him in 2002 and 2003. Why can't he even get a minor league invitation to spring training these days? I know his career numbers aren't great, particularly his OBP, but neither are a lot of other players who get contract offers. Is there something beyond the numbers?
I was hoping to spark a discussion at my blog: www.barnstormers.wordpress.com. Please visit if you're so inclined.