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    The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    What number will he wear?

    I'm guessing #3

    Griffey's no longer using it, so it clears the path of greatness for our new CF (who will just happen to bat leadoff, too!) Willy Taveras.

    The only reason I ask, is b/c I wanna be the first kid in my neighborhood to own a Willy Taveras jersey!

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

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    I had wondered about the same thing because Taveras has worn number 3 in the past. Personally, I'd rather they wait a few years before it is re-issued. The Reds certainly issued number 30 quickly enough after Griffey changed.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    I had wondered about the same thing because Taveras has worn number 3 in the past. Personally, I'd rather they wait a few years before it is re-issued. The Reds certainly issued number 30 quickly enough after Griffey changed.
    If Taveras does wear #3, it would be similar to Norris Hopper wearing #30 after Griffey switched to #3...

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    I hope he wears #1
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    b/c thats where he finished in the stolen base category last year
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    b/c thats where he finished in the stolen base category last year
    Maybe he can wear #26 for where he ranked in OBP among the top 30 Centerfielders by PA? I know its Wilkin Castillo's 'number' but I think someone might have a little more pull.

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    If Taveras does wear #3, it would be similar to Norris Hopper wearing #30 after Griffey switched to #3...
    Actually, they issued it to Quinton McCracken before Hopper. It looked so odd to see the squat McCracken wearing the number.

    The Reds have unofficially retired a few number in the past, and I think they should do it again with #3.

    I remember the Reds issued Dick Simpson the same number Frank Robinson wore (#20) in 1966. That was totally wrong in my young (at the time) mind.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    Actually, they issued it to Quinton McCracken before Hopper. It looked so odd to see the squat McCracken wearing the number.

    The Reds have unofficially retired a few number in the past, and I think they should do it again with #3.

    I remember the Reds issued Dick Simpson the same number Frank Robinson wore (#20) in 1966. That was totally wrong in my young (at the time) mind.
    I had completely forgotten about Quinton McCracken...

    Thank you for pouring salt in that old wound....

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    Actually, they issued it to Quinton McCracken before Hopper. It looked so odd to see the squat McCracken wearing the number.

    The Reds have unofficially retired a few number in the past, and I think they should do it again with #3.

    I remember the Reds issued Dick Simpson the same number Frank Robinson wore (#20) in 1966. That was totally wrong in my young (at the time) mind.
    Why would the Reds retire #3? Jr.'s time in Cincy wasn't exactly worthy of such distinction. His best years were in #30 with the Reds anyway.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I had completely forgotten about Quinton McCracken...

    Thank you for pouring salt in that old wound....
    Hey atleast we made the right choice in keeping Q-Crack over Cody Ross.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Hey atleast we made the right choice in keeping Q-Crack over Cody Ross.
    At least Ross is still in baseball...

    What's McCracken doing these days?


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