Originally Posted by Rock of Truth
I get the whole sabermetrics things and that Hanigan is liked by some AL teams. But let's think about it, why does he get on base so often? Many times it is due to a walk. Hitting in the 8 spot in the NL and the opposition would rather throw to our pitcher. Ryan is not going to get those same "un"intentional walks while hitting in the 9 spot in the AL. They are going to come right at him. He understands his role on the Reds, not sure he can make that work in the AL.
This is actually disproved in the article. His career obp outside of the 8 spot is right in line with his obp in the 8 spot.