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    The Taveras we saw last night was the one the front office thought they signed and the one most of us thought was a mirage. Let's hope the FO was right. You can't steal first, but you can certainly steal second if you work your way on base that many times! Nice game for #3 last night.

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    I agree. Once he gets on it's exciting to watch him try to create havoc on the base path

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    I kept saying to myself last night: this lineup/team is working tonight (at least for this 1 night of the season) how it was constructed to run......
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    He's got a .444 OBP. Obviously no way he keeps that up. But if he can stay in the .340 - .360 range, we may have found something.

    It was clear on the Hairston home run last night that he does have a pretty big effect on how opposing pitchers attack when he's on base. If he puts it all together he will be a pretty great weapon.
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    I have to agree with the TV guys last night. What the hell was Dusty doing when Willie got on late in the game? No steal, no bunt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidty622 View Post
    He's got a .444 OBP. Obviously no way he keeps that up. But if he can stay in the .340 - .360 range, we may have found something.

    It was clear on the Hairston home run last night that he does have a pretty big effect on how opposing pitchers attack when he's on base. If he puts it all together he will be a pretty great weapon.
    He was definitely in the head of the pitcher the same way players like Brock and Henderson were. People often underestimate the psychological effect a top notch speedster has on the other team; you can't easily quantify it but if you did some statistical research of OBP/AVG/SLG with a league leading stealer on I suspect it would prove the point.

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    As long as he keeps walking I'll be happy

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    My favorite player so far. I get excited when hits a grounder to the second basemen. He's that kind of player. He won't keep the pace up obviously but that's okay. And yes, I scream at the TV most times he's on first because they aren't sending him.

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    Is he the son of Frank Taveras who played for the Pirates way back when?

    Anyway, he is lightning quick and causes alot of problems.

    In theory, this was a good move as long as Taveras holds up his end of the deal, knows his job is to get on base, and makes things happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
    My favorite player so far. I get excited when hits a grounder to the second basemen. He's that kind of player. He won't keep the pace up obviously but that's okay. And yes, I scream at the TV most times he's on first because they aren't sending him.

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    I would have to think that a guy like Taveras would have the green light and wouldn't get the call from the bench. I think a lot of not stealing last night was the fact that he was facing a lefty who was giving him a lot of attention.

    Also, I think Taveras may still be feeling the effects of the flu a bit. Maybe he didn't have his legs 100% under him yet and he is just now starting to feel it. Just a thought.
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    I credit Hairston's dinger last night at least partially to T-Mobile.
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    Big willy style all in it!

    As long as he is patient atp and works counts and i think he needs top work his bunting skills a bit.

    But i hope he keeps it up! We just might finally have a decent lead off guy.

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    Watching him steal two bases last night reminded me of Eric Davis in his prime back in 1986 when he swiped 80.
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    ....and if Dickerson can keep from running into showers, maybe he can do some damage to opposing teams instead of to shower stalls.

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    Yea Willy T is looking very good right now.....I will say I was very skeptical bringing him aboard and didn't think he would be anything good....It has been a very good surprise and hopefully he keeps it up...We will need everything and more he can give


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