I’m going on the record:

Chris Dickerson will be a better player — offensively and defensively — than Willy Taveras in 2009. And Dickerson will be cheaper too.

Based on career stats, Norris Hopper might have been a better option for CF than Taveras, too.

Of course, as it stands now, Taveras is our starting CF and Dickerson is the starting LF, so let’s hope both of them are good in 2009. If that’s 2/3 of our starting outfield, however, there’s no way to argue that the Reds are a better team than they were last year.

I’m sick to my stomach, and tired of the losing. This team remains dysfunctional.