Is Taverez on his way out? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Is Taverez on his way out?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby Darkie Satchels » Tue May 24, 2005 10:24 am

Seriously, he has the uggliest bunt ever. Isn't it always a pop fly when he tries?! Regardless, he is your SB answer as he gets 3 or so a week as of late. But, he has to get on base to heed any help. If you have the depth in average and hits you can afford Willy on your team for SBs.
Image

Great indie Music Website: http://www.pensatos.com
Darkie Satchels
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 624
Joined: 28 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Bleacher Bum

Postby Cooner » Tue May 24, 2005 11:12 am

i really don't get that. If you've got sick speed and are a leadoff hitter, shouldn't you be trying to pull an Ichiro and have an OBA of .500, even if that means walking, bunting, hitting grounders to third, and slapping singles in the gap, but never hitting something into the outfield? I just don't get it.
Cooner
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1028
Joined: 2 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: my home is in NYC, my heart is in PNC Park

Postby jayman » Tue May 24, 2005 11:51 am

no walk, no steals in the past seven games.
god, a year of triple A would have done wonders for this kid.
jayman
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1151
Joined: 6 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: In the holosuite playing the Vulcans!

Postby KolbSaves » Tue May 24, 2005 1:35 pm

ocmusicjunkie wrote:
CBMGreatOne wrote:Ok, only because this is clearly the worst confusion I've seen between two players in a long time, I will shed some light on this.

Astros CF = Willy TaVERAS

Cardinals RP = Julian TaVAREZ

Ta-vair-us and Ta-vahr-ez, see the difference?

Unfortunately just about everyone on television trying to talk about Willy gets the name wrong too, notably including Chip Caray and most everyone on baseball tonight/sportscenter. I am just trying to educate so us Cafe boys don't sound ignorant.


At this point, both are almost worthless. So I think the point is moot. :-D

Except in dollar value right now he's ranked right near players such as Javy Lopez, Jose Reyes, Chase Utley, Hideki Matsui, and Corey Patterson. (He's above all in the place I frequent). And that's if you start him against lefties. As a platoon player he's more valuable per game than that.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
-Isaac Newton
KolbSaves
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3477
Joined: 10 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Detroit, MI

Postby KolbSaves » Tue May 24, 2005 1:39 pm

That's season to date. Last few weeks he has been slumping yes, but still a positive value player (along with slumping Javy Lopez, Patterson, Rollins, and Kent).
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
-Isaac Newton
KolbSaves
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3477
Joined: 10 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Detroit, MI

Postby emb0lus » Tue May 24, 2005 1:48 pm

i am only holding on for the potential steals as my team is extremely weak in speed and there is nobody on the ww that has the potential that taveras does. i picked up counsell for pete's sake for more steals at ss. i hate to keep players on my team just on potential but at this point i don't have a choice. besides, the astros suck and they don't have any reason to not play taveras right now and get him the experience.
emb0lus
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 706
Joined: 26 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: TN

Postby Armed and Hammered » Tue May 24, 2005 1:50 pm

Just based on watching him in about 7-8 games, I like his approach. He isn't going good right now but he isn't catching any breaks either. Also, I think he leads the NL in infield hits so I think he does have a little bit of that small ball in him.

That said, not sure how long the leash is with him.
Armed and Hammered
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 444
Joined: 7 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby jayman » Tue May 24, 2005 8:51 pm

It is like owning a horrid closer. He'll get saves but you're going to take a hit in ERA and WHIP.

Taveras will get steals but be ready for his frigging 0-fers. This guy stinks.
jayman
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1151
Joined: 6 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: In the holosuite playing the Vulcans!

Postby stevethumb » Wed May 25, 2005 3:50 pm

jayman wrote:no walk, no steals in the past seven games.
god, a year of triple A would have done wonders for this kid.
....instead the astros are giving cburke 3 years at aaa !!
stevethumb
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicEagle Eye
Posts: 4041
Joined: 2 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: cloud 9

Postby toofunnyy » Thu May 26, 2005 12:57 am

Uhh the stros aren't actually in a battle for 1st place.

So lets plug in some old ass vet who can barely walk, and sit this young speedster while we suck out in last place. Or gee, maybe lets start the FUTURE of the team.

As happens every year, a hot rookie gives lots of fantasy GMs boners, they snatch him up, drool over him, then the first slump they yell and scream he's a bust.

Last time I checked he was tied for 3rd in steals on a last place team (should get lots of playing time) and you got him off the WW. No one ever said he was the next beltran/arod.
toofunnyy Beginner
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 324
Joined: 14 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

PreviousNext

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact