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RIP Oscar Taveras

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member


     
  2. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    Holy mackerel. Top five prospect.
     
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    Confirmed. What a loss.

    http://deadspin.com/reports-cardinals-prospect-oscar-taveras-killed-in-car-1651077218?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    Wow Cards best hitting prospect since Pujols.
    RIP
     
  5. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    Third player on active Cardinals roster to die in the past 12 years. Seems like a lot. I know there was an Indians pitcher and maybe a few others.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    The young Angels pitcher - Nick Adenhart, I think?
     
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    As a Cardinal fan, I'm just beyond words at this news. Wow. Only 22 years old.

    Looked like he was finally showing signs of getting it at the plate. RIP. :(
     
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    Holy crap. Just sickening.

    What a hitter that guy was.

    And Adenhart was the last active MLB player to die. Before that, the last two were Cardinals (Josh Hancock in 2007 and Darryl Kile in 2000).

    And fix the spelling, Gehrig. It's Taveras.
     
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    Adenhart died on a night he pitched.
    Two Indians players in the 90s, in that boating accident.
    Hancock was driving drunk and Kile was just a total freak thing.
     
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    I forgot about Greg Halman, the Mariners outfielder who was murdered by his brother in 2011. He was the most recent one before Taveras.
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Oscar Tavaras

    Steve Olin and Tim Crews were the Indians pitchers who died in the boating accident while Bob Ojeda barely survived. Olin and Crews were relievers. There was a tremendous SI story, I think by Gary Smith, on it afterward, with the widows encouraging Ojeda to come back.

    RIP for Taveras. Very sad because we all will wonder what might have been. Maybe we all lost a Hall of Famer.
     
  12. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I can't ever recall a mega-prospect dying. Taveras was projected to be a five-tool star.
     
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