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    Willy Taveras - should he be a Red?

    Very simple poll.

    Yes or no, should the Reds sign Willy Tavaras?

    You can assume anything you'd like about his contract. Should he be a Red in 2009?
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    Re: Willy Tavares

    An emphatic NO. He doesn't get on base enough and Dusty won't be able to resist his speed at the top of the order.
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    Re: Willy Tavares

    good thread for tags
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Willy Tavares

    Willy Taveras. Sorry to be the spelling nazi around here.

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    Re: Wily Tavares

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Willy Taveras. Sorry to be the spelling nazi around here.

    RedEye
    You got drummed out of the spelling nazis when you spelled the first name wrong... it's Wily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    You got drummed out of the spelling nazis when you spelled the first name wrong... it's Wily.
    Hmm...

    Yahoo! has it as Willy and so does mlb.

    Or perhaps you were referring to this Wily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Hmm...

    Yahoo! has it as Willy and so does mlb.

    Or perhaps you were referring to this Wily?

    lol awesome wmp photo
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Hmm...

    Yahoo! has it as Willy and so does mlb.

    Or perhaps you were referring to this Wily?
    I saw him play against the Reds when he was an Astro in 2005. The spelling of his name on the scoreboard at Minute Maid was "Wily." I remember distinctly that it was the same spelling as WMP. It's possible he has adopted the current spelling since then, but I know what I saw 3 years ago. Unfortunately, I can't find documentation of a spelling change, so I'll have to concede on this one for now.
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    Re: Willy Taveras

    I think the Taveras controversy is starting to get a little played out.

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I think the Taveras controversy is starting to get a little played out.
    So, you have to choose between Taveras or Bradley.

    Is it WT, or MB?

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    So, you have to choose between Taveras or Bradley.

    Is it WT, or MB?
    Bradley. Does anyone else here really have to hesitate with that decision?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Bradley. Does anyone else here really have to hesitate with that decision?
    While I can't speak for edabbs, his disdain for Bradley's character issues lead me to believe he might choose Taveras over Bradley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    While I can't speak for edabbs, his disdain for Bradley's character issues lead me to believe he might choose Taveras over Bradley.
    For me it would be a neither.

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Bradley. Does anyone else here really have to hesitate with that decision?
    Sure, if $$ is the same, it's an easy call to say Bradley.

    What if Bradley is at 4 years, 60 million and Taveras is at one year, 2 million?

    Also Bradley is a lock for a starter, Taveras is a body to throw in the mix for depth. I don't think anyone that supports the Taveras acquision is saying he should be handed the job. Obviously, Bradley's contract would dictate that he's handed the job for the length of the contract.

    I just can't believe all the angst here over possibly signing a nontendered backup OF. Where is all the hate for the Nix signing? He sucks worse. How come no one called for Walt's head on that one? They would both hopefully be backup players because hopefully Walt adds a starting OF and Dickerson plays well. If Dickerson can't outplay Taveras (which is a possibility) then he deserves to be benched or sent back to AAA.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I just can't believe all the angst here over possibly signing a nontendered backup OF.
    The angst comes from the fact that we all watched the Dusty start Patterson in CF and leadoff ad nauseum last season. If I had any confidence that he would actually use Willy T as a backup, I wouldn't mind the signing. But I don't have any confidence in that.

    In a philosophical sense, I'd rather see the Reds spend a lot of money for something good than to spend a little money for something terrible. Maybe that's just me.
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