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redhawk61
04-05-2008, 02:24 AM
With Javier's Hammy strain we are now down to Bako.........

Lets hope a deal gets done for a new catcher, but I think the likely conclusion will be Hanigan brought up.

mlbfan30
04-05-2008, 04:19 AM
With Javier's Hammy strain we are now down to Bako.........

Lets hope a deal gets done for a new catcher, but I think the likely conclusion will be Hanigan brought up.

We already have 4 catchers on the team.
Along with Bako -
Hattaberg - he started out as a catcher
Votto - same thing
Freel - he's said he's able to play catcher before

Their defense can't be any worse than Valentines, so what's the difference?

BEETTLEBUG
04-05-2008, 11:45 AM
How hard is it no rocket scientist just sent down Hopper bring up Hanigan.

Rounding Third
04-05-2008, 11:49 AM
Quote from Dusty


"I asked (Hatteberg) if he still had his catching skills. he caught for me in the fall league in 1992. Catching is a very volatile position," Baker said.

He never gave Hatte's answer. I don't think you can rely on a 39 year old who hasn't caught for almost 10 years to be your catcher. I don't think we will see Votto, Hatte or Freel behind the plate. Bako will be behind there, if Valentin is out for awhile he will either see a trip to the DL, or Hopper will be sent down and Hanigan will come up.

captainmorgan07
04-05-2008, 11:50 AM
why would you send down hopper. Place Javy on the DL. Then call up Hanigan. When Ross is eligible to come back off the DL you send down hanigan. It doesn't take a rocket scientist. Hopper is to valuable to send down at the moment.

BEETTLEBUG
04-05-2008, 11:52 AM
Why you have Freel. maybe Valatin is not that bad.

Rounding Third
04-05-2008, 11:54 AM
Why you have Freel.

Why would you want somebody who has listed as never playing a game at catcher to catch a game? Plus Dusty has said that he relies on catchers 100% to call the game, do you really want Ryan Freel calling the game?

Ryan Freel will NOT CATCH.

BEETTLEBUG
04-05-2008, 12:04 PM
You did not under stand what I was saying not Freel catch Freel play not Hopper, if that the case Hopper or even Bruce should be playing not Patterson.

TheBigLebowski
04-05-2008, 12:15 PM
How long is Nacho Libre out?

BTW - The idea of Freel and/or Hatte catching is an awful one.

BEETTLEBUG
04-05-2008, 12:23 PM
I Agree I Never Said Freel Or Hatty Should Catch . You People Just Write You Don't Read First.

tigh24
04-05-2008, 01:07 PM
It would be fun to watch Freel behind the plate and I agree that his defense couldnt be much worse than Valentin but I say they DL Javy and bring up someone to fill in until Ross is eligible to come back.

Hondo
04-05-2008, 01:41 PM
Trade some Prospects for Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

I know it's not that easy to just say "Trade for that guy", but he got sent down and hopefully is available...

Jefferson24
04-05-2008, 01:48 PM
Trade some Prospects for Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

I know it's not that easy to just say "Trade for that guy", but he got sent down and hopefully is available...

It's going to take more than prospects unless your putting Bailey in that catagory.

BEETTLEBUG
04-05-2008, 01:53 PM
I agree Bailey would probably have to be in deal would you?

tigh24
04-05-2008, 01:56 PM
I wouldnt trade Bailey. A rotation of Harang, Arroyo, Cueto, Volquez, and Bailey next year could be a VERY VERY good one. Salty is a good player and has had some success but I think Bailey developing could have a bigger impact on the franchise than Salty developing.

BEETTLEBUG
04-05-2008, 01:58 PM
Ok Just Ask I Probably Wouldn't Do It Either

laxtonto
04-05-2008, 03:08 PM
The Best you will get out of Texas will be Teagarden or Laird. Im pretty sure they will ask for Bailey for either of those to begin with. Not that the Reds should deal Bailey for either, but Texas knows they have the Reds over a barrel.

Quinterro has to be passed through waivers in a few days becasue hes at the end of his DFA period, so hes my pick

bounty37h
04-07-2008, 12:44 PM
Trade some Prospects for Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

I know it's not that easy to just say "Trade for that guy", but he got sent down and hopefully is available...

salty is no upgrade at the catcher spot, and would rather have Voto at 1'st for the long haul, where Salt wil end up when he makes the bigs to stay.