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    Willy Taveras

    Very simple poll.

    Yes or no, should the Reds sign Willy Tavaras?

    You can assume anything you'd like about his contract. Should he be a Red in 2009?
    Last edited by Raisor; 12-16-2008 at 09:08 PM.
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    Re: Willy Tavares

    An emphatic NO. He doesn't get on base enough and Dusty won't be able to resist his speed at the top of the order.
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    Re: Willy Tavares

    good thread for tags
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    Re: Willy Tavares

    Willy Taveras. Sorry to be the spelling nazi around here.

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    I think the Taveras controversy is starting to get a little played out.

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Hell no.

    He's a bad baseball player, we have enough of those.
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    Re: Willy Taveras

    I'll admit to the YES. Deion Sanders was the last speedster I remember running the bases. I feel it could produce more runs for the ballclub and I think he could cover a lot of ground in CF. Walt has been rumored to have almost traded for him and was also mentioned to be one of the first to contact him once the Rockies non-tendered him (per Fay). If he can revert back to his 07 OBPs I am sold. I remember him covering all that ground in Houston with that huge CF.. I think he could be an average defender and that is exceptable.
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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Still somewhat amazed that strong opposition to a player who can't get on base, in a game built around getting on base, isn't universally embraced.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    I'll admit to the YES. I q
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    This list makes me sick...

    You have got to substatue Wiggington with Gomes. Tavares should be an option only if Dickerson, Hopper, and Stubbs can't play for an extended period of time. I'd rather go Joey Gathright for a platoon CFer. Danny Cabrera has to be at least on your plate and Charlie Haeger would be a good option for Louisvilles rotation and a possible pen candidate. Heck no mention of Clay Hansley who was on the Reds radar a year ago. I hope Walt has a change of heart...
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Still somewhat amazed that strong opposition to a player who can't get on base, in a game built around getting on base, isn't universally embraced.
    So you voted "yes"?
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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Troublemaker

    I know I know.. but all this talk about him not being a good fit and this almost hatred for the guy makes me sympathize for him. I think this team needs to score more runs then runs against to be successful and they need someone who can motor around the bases. It would help for Willy to be able to get on base I understand but I think you see where I am going with this..
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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    So you voted "yes"?
    Definitely.

    The loyal opposition made me realize that while he creates a lot of outs, he makes it up in volume.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    I don't think Taveras is any worse than Hopper as far as a last roster space goes, but you just can't risk putting him on the team. He's not great defensively and Dusty would put him and his low OBP at the top of the lineup. The negatives far, far outweigh the positives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    . It would help for Willy to be able to get on base I understand but I think you see where I am going with this..
    I actually don't, but ok.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Definitely.

    The loyal opposition made me realize that while he creates a lot of outs, he makes it up in volume.
    My computer is lucky I wasn't drinking milk when I read this.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."


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