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    Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    Willy Taveras must be playing badly when Hal piles on in his blog:

    Pinch-hitter Freddie Lewis hit a ball to dead center. As he has done so often this year, center fielder Willy Taveras broke poorly on the ball, running laterally to his left before realizing the ball was over his head. It fell for a double.

    He doesnít get on base. When he does he doesnít steal when it is needed. He was brought in to be a leadoff hitter and couldnít do it and is now batting second. And he is below average in the field. What can Taveras do? He has a nice stereo set in the clubhouse that plays loud, headache-inducing salsa music.

    And holy cahooties. Taveras just hit a ground ball to the mound and trotted toward first base. Didnít run. Jogged. Stopped before he got to the bag. Manager Dusty Baker immediately yanked him from the lineup, replacing him with Laynce Nix.

    The Reds later announced that Taveras has a strained right quadriceps muscle. I donít question the injury, but it was awfully convenient
    As far as Iím concerned, and many other fans are concerned, Taveras can rot on the bench the rest of the season. Iíve seen nothing to merit the millions the Reds have flushed down the toilet when they brought this guy in.
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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    I really look forward to reading Hal's blog as he nears the end of the season and his forced retirement.

    I can't imagine he'll pull many punches the rest of the way.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    Willy is the funniest running joke in MLB right now.
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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    I'm not sure if I've ever seen members of the media start turning on the team as much as they have this year.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Willy is the funniest running joke in MLB right now.
    Apparently you should say jogging joke.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    So even Hal McCoy can see further than Baker and Jocketty.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I'm not sure if I've ever seen members of the media start turning on the team as much as they have this year.
    Johnny Temple knocked Earl Lawson out back in the 50's.

    I bet Hal could kick Willys arse, that's how weak a hitter Taveras is.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    As I said in the other thread, the truly soul-sucking part of the Willy Taveras debacle is that he's actually been WORSE than advertised. He's on pace to set career lows in virtually every offensive category worth counting -- including OBP and SLG.

    Most fans were prepared for Willy Taveras to be terrible, but I don't think there are many here who predicted this level of terrible for him. It's like getting an extra 10 kicks in the groin just for flinching on the first one.
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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    good for Hal. he's not usually that critical either. you know it's bad now.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    As I said in the other thread, the truly soul-sucking part of the Willy Taveras debacle is that he's actually been WORSE than advertised. He's on pace to set career lows in virtually every offensive category worth counting -- including OBP and SLG.

    Most fans were prepared for Willy Taveras to be terrible, but I don't think there are many here who predicted this level of terrible for him. It's like getting an extra 10 kicks in the groin just for flinching on the first one.
    At this point, my cojones are numb anyway...kick away Reds!

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    $4M says that October isn't over before WJ starts talking about how they expect a big turnaround year from WT in 2010.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    His OPS is sub .500 over the last 3 months.

    And he hasn't batted lower than 2nd.


    Chew on that for awhile.
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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Willy is the funniest running joke in MLB right now.
    Sadly I must have missed where it was funny

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    I'm sure Willy will staunch his tears with hundred dollar bills tonight.

    He is the living embodiment of why I hate the franchise I love. And yes, eddabbs, I realize it's cheap and prosaic to complain about Taveras. But he is the worst player in baseball and he doesn't even try.

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    Re: Hal McCoy unloads on Taveras

    If Willy T was a professional wrestler his ring name would be Unmitigated Disaster.
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