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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Reds - Signed Taveras
Cincinnati Reds - Signed SS Frank Taveras to a 2-year contract.
With Alex Gonzalez coming off a pretty serious injury and Jeff Keppinger not hitting at all after coming back from his (and not being a SS defensively), the Reds are simply adding some shortstop depth here. Taveras has little power, but he’s quick and can leg out an occasional double and handle the defensive skills of the position. The 26-year layoff is a concern, but Taveras was always in good shape and it should be like riding a bike.
Wait, the Reds signed Willy Taveras? Well now, that’s a significantly worse idea. Taveras is so bad at hitting a ball that the only thing he manages to break is the conservation of linear momentum law.
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