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Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby BigLebowski » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:44 pm

Look's like the Reds screwed up again.

Signing Taveras for two years...another blunder. A slightly better Corey Patterson. :-t
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby wkelly91 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:53 pm

I'm going to disagree. The guy is a career .282. Hit .320 in 2007. Stole 68 bases in a year he hit .250 with 120 hits. He had 172 hits in 2005. If he had that many hits next year how many bases would he steal?
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:58 pm

There's no way he sits behind Hopper AND Dickerson, is there?
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby stevethumb » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:04 pm

well i haven't seen for how much $ but he plays good D, is only 27 yo, and should hit .275 w/40+ SBs so he may earn his paycheck..the reds weren't sold on chris dickerson and don't have a strong CF type in the minors (unless you believe in drew stubbs who is at least 2 yrs away) so this is kind of a 'meh' move
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby BigLebowski » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:10 pm

wkelly91 wrote:I'm going to disagree. The guy is a career .282. Hit .320 in 2007. Stole 68 bases in a year he hit .250 with 120 hits. He had 172 hits in 2005. If he had that many hits next year how many bases would he steal?


Fantasy-wise he is a fine player to have, but in real life he just isn't a very good baseball player. A leadoff hitter who hits .250-.260 and only walks once every 4 games isn't ideal. A spacious Colorado OF give's him more room to get hits than the tight confines in Cincy.

Again in fantasy I'll take him to get me the SB's I need, but if I was running a team, he wouldn't be a guy I'd want to leadoff for me.
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:34 pm

He's not bad. If he can keep the average up, then he's a very solid leadoff hitter. He's clearly not going to make the Reds a playoff team, but he's a small step in the right direction.
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby DbacksRback » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:29 pm

prior to this year he hit
.320 (in 97 games)
.278
.291
so it looks like last year wasnt the norm. If his avg gets back up he could put up a lot of steals
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby jlm53089 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:47 pm

I think he is a good signing.
He is fast, and adds some speed at the top of the lineup.
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2. Phillips

I like this increase in Phillips value if FWT could get on and Phillips can knock him in.

I like it ;-D
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby ayebatter » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:38 am

Willy, I could use an extra 70 SBs in my $ Dynasty league, run baby run. ;-D
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Re: Red's Sign the mighty Taveras

Postby hybrid » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:42 am

They could've added Tex and CC for all I care, but it still wouldn't change the fact that Dusty is the manager. !+) :-P
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