Originally Posted by vaticanplum
Hey, as a side note, when reviewing Krivsky's deals as GM, why does no one ever mention Hatteberg? I know that everybody's bracing for him to hit about .170 this year, but his career as it stands with the Reds to date involved him doing a fine job in Sean Casey's place for about a squillionth of Casey's salary. That was a great pickup.
I'm 50/50 with you about Hatteberg. While I like what he offered us in 2006, it was the addition of Hatteberg that derailed the Dunn to 1B transition. Conversely, it was keeping Dunn in the OF along with Griffey and Kearns that allowed Wily Mo Pena to be shipped to Boston for Bronson Arroyo.
So, in a roundabout way, adding Hatteberg allowed us to obtain Arroyo.
I just hope Hatteberg comes close to his 2006 numbers for 2007, or else I fear Joey Votto will get rushed to the show.