Willy Taveras is awful. Here are his rates against left-handed pitching:
2009: .219 / .245 / .257Just absolutely inexcusable that any team would go into a season planning to give starts to a guy like this. They can't even blame injuries. This is as bad or worse than anything we've seen from this team in the last five years. Rizzo better have something up his sleeve.
Career: .262 / .309 / .326
And since he's never played right field, I want to see him make the throws before conceding he's even a plus-defender out there.