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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Hey look at the bright side, atleast hes getting onbase

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by JBChance View Post
    Can we whip it out, like Lou Brown, and whiz on his contract? :
    least he's willing to get dirty. dorn stunk and didn't wanna play.
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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLakerFan24 View Post
    Hey look at the bright side, atleast hes getting onbase
    LOL, very good.
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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    I just see that a lot of people already hate the guy.

    This is going to be a fun season.

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    I just see that a lot of people already hate the guy.

    This is going to be a fun season.


    No hate here. It was just a dumb play.

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Bad call on getting thrown out at 3rd. But he is still a great base stealer.

    I think he could be a great addition and hope all of you haters have to eat crow.

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Its tough to condemn him on the missed sign, even though it seems like a huge bonehead move. These guys are all a little unsure about the Team USA signs, I think. There was an earlier moment in the game when Lindstrom was pitching and he hurled a 98 MPH fastball when Iannetta was expecting a curve. They were lucky it didnt get by and advance the runners.

    I'm just saying I'm not ready to call Taveras, a guy with 60 steals last year, a bad baserunner because of two gaffes in a WBC game.

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    I just see that a lot of people already hate the guy.

    This is going to be a fun season.
    That was just my attempt at humor. I don't hate the guy.
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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty_Boy View Post
    You are the tying run, it's the 9th inning, you do not run! There is aggressive and then there is over agressive, and Taveras play falls in the later category. Dumb play and I'm afraid we are going to see many innings that get cut short by over aggressive baserunning.

    Dave Roberts and Terry Fancona disagree.

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    There was only one out, but they knew that the catcher had a CANNON!!!!!

    Total stupidity at the time.
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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Dave Roberts wasn't in scoring position.
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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty_Boy View Post
    You are the tying run, it's the 9th inning, you do not run! There is aggressive and then there is over agressive, and Taveras play falls in the later category. Dumb play and I'm afraid we are going to see many innings that get cut short by over aggressive baserunning.
    It was a bonehead play that gets you the biggest fine in any Kangaroo Court.

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    I don't put a great deal of stock into it at this point. In fact, I WANT him to come to Cincinnati ready to be aggressive, even if that means a few mistakes here and there.

    His legs will be fine. I'm much more interested in seeing what his OBP will be.

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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Aggressiveness at the expense of outs on the basepaths will do this team no good! I want as few mistakes as possible... Hopefully it isn't a sign of things to come.
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    Re: Willy Taveras in the WBC

    Last year he stole 68 bases and was caught 7 times. Let's not get carried away by 1 play that happened before the season even started.


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