Originally Posted by RedlegJake
There was no decline before 2013. His numbers were steady - good OBP no power at all. Healthy and with a bit better luck (atrocius BABIP with LD% and else being about the same) I'd expect a return to form - not that that is any great shakes. As a true backup used 1/3 of the time or less I'd be on board. However - if the Reds want to lay out the dough to sign Salty I'd be all for that - he and Mes platooned should be pretty productive. And Hanigan's defense is respected enough you could likely land a mid grade prospect for him. Nothing mind boggling but a A+ or AA guy.
Hanigan's OPS went from .834 in 2010 to .714 to .703 in 2012. His SLG went from .405 to .357 to .338 before last year. After his big year in 2010 he declined and then declined slightly again in 2012.
His OPS+ in 2012 was 90.
Add in the injuries, the wear and tear, I wouldn't expect too much.
I just have this odd notion that if the Reds want to have a deeper lineup of good hitters they need to add some good hitters. If every position is set, well, I guess we'll bank on turnarounds across the board.