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    Oakland releases Willy Taveras

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    #Oakland releases Willy Taveras, per press release. #MLB







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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    breaking news

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    I wonder who's next to give him a shot....

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    ...or not

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    Shocking, shocking I say!

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    If Jim Bowden were still GM of the Nationals, he'd call Willy because he's a former Red.

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    Just out of curiosity ... could the Reds be interested in bringing him back in on a minor league deal now? He wouldn't be a bad bench player IMO as long as he's brought in KNOWING that's his role

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by wojo1025 View Post
    Just out of curiosity ... could the Reds be interested in bringing him back in on a minor league deal now? He wouldn't be a bad bench player IMO as long as he's brought in KNOWING that's his role
    But could Dusty resist using him as the everyday leadoff hitter? You have to give your manager the tools to succeed, and deprive him of the tools to make an enormous ass out of himself.

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    Quote Originally Posted by wojo1025 View Post
    Just out of curiosity ... could the Reds be interested in bringing him back in on a minor league deal now? He wouldn't be a bad bench player IMO as long as he's brought in KNOWING that's his role
    Any team can sigh him for the minimum,the As are on the hook for the balance.

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    I still can't wrap my head around just how Taveras could be That crappy...

    Do you remember this epic thread by LouisvilleCARDS...?

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77834

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    It would be somewhat ironic, though infuriating to many on this board, if the Reds signed Tavaras to a minor league contract and now had the same player back, only with Oakland paying his salary (or at least all but the minimum of 400k). Problem with Tavarez, as everyone here knows, is that he is the type of player who has to be starting (and playing well enough to justify his starting spot) or he is of no value because he is limited to one defensive position. He does not fit the profile of a bench player. Still, you could stick him in Triple-A as an insurance policy. No chance it happens with the Reds though due to the PR firestorm this would create.

    He will find a job somewhere. The Yankees had Freddy Guzman on their roster late last season and in the playoffs strictly to serve as a pinch runner and nothing else.

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    Breath easy, fellow Redzoners.

    According to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, Astros general manager Ed Wade said he would be interested in bringing Willy Taveras to camp on a minor league contract if he clears waivers
    The Athletics released Taveras on Tuesday after trading for him from the Reds last week. With his mix of speed and solid defense, Taveras could be a solid fourth or fifth outfielder on most teams at a minimal cost -- including the Astros.

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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    I thought I had read they had put him on waivers when the trade was made, or is this he just cleared waiver yesterday?
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    Sail on.....Again Willie.
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    Re: Oakland releases Willy Taveras

    ? Why would you pick up a guy in a trade and then dump him? I live in a farm team town for the A's-Midland Texas, don't understand this. Glad to be through with WIlly as a Red, puzzled by this. Did I miss something?


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