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

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    Honest question here. Do you believe that there is any other team in baseball that would keep Taveras on their roster for what the Reds are paying him in 2010, rather than cutting him loose and actually paying a youngster the minimum salary to potentially contribute to victories for the team?

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

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    Yep.
    Which ones?
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

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    Which ones?

    Pirates, Royals, Orioles, Indians, Rangers, Mets maybe.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

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    Which ones?
    the dumb ones
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    It's ok. We've identified a hitch in his swing we feel can be corrected and we feel he can be a good table setter for our offense. His ability to create havoc on the basepaths is another aspect of his game that we find valuable.
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    Re: The most important question re: adding Willy Taveras to the Reds...

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    It's ok. We've identified a hitch in his swing we feel can be corrected and we feel he can be a good table setter for our offense. His ability to create havoc on the basepaths is another aspect of his game that we find valuable.
    I think the Reds should give him a few hundred at-bats to start the season so he can build up his trade value.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Honest question here. Do you believe that there is any other team in baseball that would keep Taveras on their roster for what the Reds are paying him in 2010, rather than cutting him loose and actually paying a youngster the minimum salary to potentially contribute to victories for the team?
    Sure, teams that are in a similar financial position would have to keep Taveras on the roster as a sunk cost, b/c they want to attempt to recoup some kinda value from him, but ultimately will cut him loose during the season if that does not happen.

    Teams that can afford to pay him to no longer occupy a roster spot would do so, but the Reds unfortunately are not in that position.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    It's ok. We've identified a hitch in his swing we feel can be corrected and we feel he can be a good table setter for our offense. His ability to create havoc on the basepaths is another aspect of his game that we find valuable.
    Rut roh.... you said havoc

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

    The way I see it the Reds are gonna have to pay Taveras anyway, might as well pay him to make outs for some other team.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Dusty on Taveras:

    "His role is he's our center fielder and our leadoff man," Baker said. "The fact that he's so young - he's going to get better. A lot of people talk about his on-base percentage. I like to think in terms of him getting into scoring position."


    Now that is funny stuff. Raisor can’t even top that one.

    Originally Posted by savafan
    Honest question here. Do you believe that there is any other team in baseball that would keep Taveras on their roster for what the Reds are paying him in 2010, rather than cutting him loose and actually paying a youngster the minimum salary to potentially contribute to victories for the team?
    savafan
    I think the real question and your real answer is found somewhere up above.


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