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    Reds sign Brayan Pena

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    Pena, who is represented by the Wasserman Media Group, will earn at least $1.25MM in the first year of the deal, though complete financial terms aren't yet available.
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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Two year deal. Some pretty decent money. Does not sound like a depth move.

    Interesting.

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    I'm guessing Hanigan is gone?

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Bats switch and only slightly better vs RHP as a LHH - .673 OPS with a sub .300 OBP. ???

    edit: last year from the left side of the plate he did hit: .325 /.346 /.455 /.801
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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

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    Bats switch and only slightly better vs RHP as a LHH - .673 OPS with a sub .300 OBP. ???

    edit: last year from the left side of the plate he did hit: .325 /.346 /.455 /.801
    That's how I see it.
    Pena is going to give Meseraco a break against tough RH pitchers.

    Hannigan was so bad last season, this is one boost to the bottom of the order that we've been hoping for.

    I wonder, now that Dusty is gone and Arroyo leaving, if Hannigan just doesn't have the support? Or maybe the Reds brass decided last year's offensive meltdown wasn't due to his nagging injuries.
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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    See you Hanny. I wish you the best.

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Very odd. Something else has to be in the works.
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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Obviously they must be sending Hanigan to Tampa for Price.

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    The only reason I can see for this signing is that Hanigan is going to be included in a trade very soon. Nothing at all jumps off the page about Pena when you looks at his stats. Very poor OBP and slugging. I am assuming he is a good defensive catcher because its pretty certain he can't hit much.


    ** Stats I looked at were through 2012. So he may have had a good 2013 for all I know.
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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    I'm just as much of the opinion that Mez could be moved as instead of Hanigan. Although with Arroyo gone and perhaps Bailey too, Hanigan doesn't have his main pitchers. And he didn't sound that happy about Dusty getting canned or the idea that there wasn't accountability. Hopefully he's not loyal to a fault.

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Pena being a very limited backup catcher does fit better with Mesoraco. OK, I'm seeing the byebye Hanigan more so now. Get younger and cheaper, too.

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Give Mesoraco a break against tough RHP. Like the move and frees up Hanigan to trade. Mesoraco and Hanigan were too alike to split time.

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Had a really nice year vsRHP last year, and is slightly better in his career vRHP than vLHP.

    So long Hanigan. If Dusty being gone means we've seen the last of the Hanigan's and Izturis' getting ABs for this time, I'll be happy.
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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    His Twitter bio reads only;

    "im a great person"

    He has to be good. Gotta love that confidence.

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    Re: Reds sign Brayan Pena

    Good signing. Gives the team a catching surplus, and I imagine both Hanigan and Mesoraco both have good value. Hope they keep Mes, and I'm guessing they will.
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