Originally Posted by flash
I stand corrected. Hanigan has never been on a major league roster for 45 consecutive days before September 1st which is what the rule states. I was somewhat upset tonight. The annoucers were making a big deal out of the fact that two of the four hits tonight were home runs. They neglected to mention that Hanigan had the other two hits. I am also upset that the reds refuse to promote this guy. He has the second highest BA and OBP in the National league. He is the only catcher that has more caught stealing than stolen bases. he is also the Reds only .300 hitter. He has one of the highest fielding percentages Calling him a back-up is wrong since he now has caught more games than Hernandez. One of the Reds announcers was touting Russel Martin as one of the guys he would build a club around.
Well, since the Reds won't promote this guy, I guess it is up to the fans. No disrespect to Herrera, but Hanigan should be Rookie of the Year. He probably should be on the All-Star team also.
until dusty moves him up in the lineup from the 7/8 hole it's not gonna happen. having bruce/gonzo/jhj etc and their .300obp ahead of him he has no opportunities for rbi's.