Taveras is a prolific base stealer, swiping a career-high 68 bags this past season and 30 or more in the three years prior. That’s great–but he has no power and little plate discipline. Furthermore, he has suffered from quad injuries during the past 2 seasons. Sound like someone Sox fans know? Scotty Pods?
The Sox already have that player anyway in Jerry Owens. So if Ken Williams is thinking about it from a depth standpoint–great. If it’s for Taveras to be the starting centerfielder, I hope he takes a pass.
[tags] Chicago White Sox, Willy Taveras, Ken Williams, Jerry Owens, MLB[/tags]