Cincinnati Reds Report Cards: Willy Taveras

Posted: 27th November 2009 by Cliff Eastham in MLB
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This is the sixth installment of the grading of the starters for the Cincinnati Reds' 2009 performances. Willy Taveras is my biggest disappointment of the Reds' acquisitions last season. He came in as the reigning National League stolen base champ with 68. This season, he "tentatively" stole only 25 bases and finished a dismal ninth in the league. Michael Bourn of the Houston Astros was the league's most prolific thief this year with 61. When a player's OBP doesn't equal a real good batting average, something is wrong. A .275 OBP is a notch or two below anemic. His .240 average was a career low as well. He missed 34 games in August and September while spending time on the disabled list. His disappointing season is another terrible return on our moneyù$2.25 M basically poured down the dra ...

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