Melky Cabrera isn't a CF, OTOH he might be a cheap but decent short term LF solution. The Yankees are said to now be interested in DeJesus of KC to play CF for them which to them is a better offensive and defensive solution. DeJesus is an ok CF but lacks ideal range to be top notch which should tell you all you need to know about Cabrera's ability to play the CF position.
Really people, I don't know what the dislike is about acquiring Taveras as a centerfielder. You take away his 2008 season, and I'll be happy to have those numbers he posted the previous three seasons. And to compare Dickerson as a better player than Taveras is ludricous. Dickerson has just had a cup of coffee in regards to major league experience. Taveras has been in the league since 2004.
If you think small, you'll go nowhere in life.
Willy Taveras in '06 and '07 was craptastic to say the least. His '08 was even worse. Dickerson shouldn't have any problem putting up an OBP at least as good if not better than Taveras in 2009.
Willy's been in the league for 4 full seasons. 3 of which were very bad.
Willy Taveras - career .283/.331/.337 - .668 OPS. Pass. I'd much rather have Dickerson.
I miss Adam Dunn.
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Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Why the continued love for Melky? I feel like there have been too many threads about this guy already. Is it because he is a Yankee? I don't get it.
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