- He's simply not a major-leaguer. Last year he hit .240 / .275 / .285. You could come up with synonyms for "awful," but really we're just looking at a minor league player--and a pretty bad one. If there's anyone to be mad at, it's Dusty Baker for giving him 400 ABs.
- Fortunately, the Nationals signed him to a minor league contract. He's the latest Norris Hopper or Corey Patterson. Unless there's a rash of injuries, we'll never see him.
- But, since Maxwell and Bernadina get hurt every year, there probably will be said rash, so it's not a terrible idea to have a plan D laying around.
- Even in the minors, there's little chance that he blocks anyone who matters. After Maxwell and Bernadina, whom I'm hoping to see in DC this year, there isn't a projectable centerfielder anywhere in the system anyway. Which is a problem worth complaining about, if you're inclined to complain.
- He can run and catch the ball in centerfield, which is an upgrade over what we watched for the year and half before Morgan came.
- If you're going to post comments about this, either here or elsewhere, it's spelled Taveras, not Tavares, Tavaras, or Tuvalu.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Gotta finish this post before the coffee finishes brewing, which is the amount of time that Willy Taveras deserves. Here are the key points:
Posted by Steven at 8:00 AM