Rockies Sign Willy Taveras

The Rockies signed Willy Taveras to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training, the team announced (on Twitter).

Taveras didn't hit much in his 37 plate appearances for the Nationals this year and hasn't been a serious offensive threat for a couple of years. He posted a .367 on base percentage for the 2007 Rockies and led the National League in stolen bases the following season. He has bounced from the Reds to the Nationals to the Phillies since, without much success.

But the seven-year veteran is relatively young (he's 29) and has plenty of experience (601 games) in center field. He'll provide the Rockies with depth and speed, though he doesn't appear to be the difference maker he was a couple seasons ago.


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16 Comments on "Rockies Sign Willy Taveras"


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Threat_Level_RedSox
4 years 5 months ago

A really poor man’s Juan Peirre

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InLeylandWeTrust
4 years 5 months ago

He’s a homeless man’s Juan Pierre.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

He needs to learn to not chase the outside pitch with his ass-out swing and pop it up to 1st. “Everytime I see you put one in the air, you owe me 20 pull-ups.” I don’t think I’ve been more disgusted watching a player as a Reds fan.

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4 years 5 months ago

Define “…difference maker”…

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rwdavis22461
4 years 5 months ago

he has played ever other team with Colorado.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

Since he left Colorado for Cincinnati, then traded to Oakland, then to Philly, then Texas, then Atlanta, then back in the majors with Washington. You’re almost right

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coolstorybro222
4 years 5 months ago

I’ve been everywhere man, traveled the desert plains, man, I’ve been everywhere.

is what comes to mind when I see this name.