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June 24, 2009 1:53 PM

End the Taveras experiment!

Say one thing for Dusty, he's one loyal manager.  Loyal to a fault sometimes.  In his latest stubbornness he's holding out for what seems like two months to see if Willy Taveras is ever going to snap out of this Corey Patterson-like funk. 

Memo to Dusty: he's not going to!  End the experiment.  Put Chris Dickerson in center!

If we remember, Dusty was very loyal and patient with Dickerson while everyone was clamoring for Laynce Nix to play everyday.  I think he waited about two weeks too long to make that move, but he eventually did.  Now is the time (well, two weeks ago would have been a better time) to make the move and put Dickerson in center for Taveras. 

Willy got off to a great start, but shortly after his torrid series in Arizona something happened.  He stopped hitting basically.  He's been TERRIBLE!!  I mean I'm pulling for the guy, but he can't do anything right now.  Terrible at bats, strikeouts, no walks, obviously no steals. 

It's time for a change of pace.  If Dickerson starts to struggle again, try Willy again...maybe.  Or call Stubbs up and give him a look. 

There was a poll on Lance McAlister's site yesterday about what contract you'd rather eliminate if you could pick one.  Willy's was the winner.  Now, because it's only for two years, that wasn't the one I voted for.  I voted for Arroyo simply because he's a .500 or maybe better pitcher who is too up and down for the money he makes, which is like $11 million a year for a couple more.  For me, that's the one I want to see go away and give Homer Bailey a chance to sink or swim. 

Back to the point...it's time, LONG past time, to end the Taveras trials. 

Let Dickerson play.  He's a MUCH better CF than LF and has been tearing the cover off the ball.  WAKE UP, DUSTY!!  Let's give the team a spark before it's too late. 

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