Willy Taveras can now officially be called the Corey Patterson of 2009 for the Reds. I didn't like the Taveras signing from the start and now we may see him in the lineup for a long time since Dusty Baker has a man crush on him. How can you have a guy batting lead-off when they're hitting .219 and have an on-base percentage of .270! Sorry Taveras but I think 200+ at-bats is enough to prove your worth!
If you want a spark in your offense bring up Drew Stubbs from Louisville. What does the kid have left to prove? He currently has a team best .304 average and a .392 on-base percentage.
Not to mention he has a better glove than Willy. Plus, Taveras was signed by the Reds to get on-base and then steal bases. He only has 13 this year when Stubbs has 25 in Louisville. Also, Stubbs has yet to produce and error in the outfield this season.
Off the topic, Homer Bailey has only given up 14 runs in his last 10 starts and during this time has posted a 6-3 record with a 1.83 ERA, just saying....