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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    With just over 3 days until the team reports to camp, this is about the only kind of free agent acquisition you can do.

    You sign a player like Hatteberg, hope he contributes and (in a perfect world) contributes enough to make him worth a prospect at the deadline. Otherwise, he's a warm body that can fill a bench spot on a team that at least needs to field a squad for 162 contests this season, even if many many losses are already in the cards.

    It's not a great move, it's not a bad move...it's just some roster churning. At worst, it at least guarantees that the team is not just handing Jacob Cruz a roster spot because he still has all his jerseys from last season. He plays middling defense, and somehow I think that just isn't going to cut it on a team run by a former Twins exec.
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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    Unless the Reds have a change of heart and sign Jeff Weaver to a one-year deal.
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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    I have a feeling that he'll get alot of playing time and once again cause a platoon in the outfield. I don't like it at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Unless the Reds have a change of heart and sign Jeff Weaver to a one-year deal.
    The Angels want an answer from Weaver by Wednesday. We should know where he goes by then.
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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    I think if anything, this signing is most similar to the RA signing last year. Pray that isn't so.

    Hope that Kriv knows what dead weight Tony Womack is. Hope he knows what SH's role should be: pinch hitter, backup 1B, #3 catcher.

    And if that is the case, then I'm ok with it. If DanO had signed him, I'd be concerned. We know his track record there.

    But if this is the minor move that it appears to be, then we drop the weakest member of the 25 man roster to make room for him. And that weak link is Womack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    I think if anything, this signing is most similar to the RA signing last year. Pray that isn't so.
    There's a big difference between the Aurilia signing and the Hatteberg signing. Aurilia was competing with Lopez for a starting job. Hatteberg is not competing with anyone for a starting job.

    Hope that Kriv knows what dead weight Tony Womack is. Hope he knows what SH's role should be: pinch hitter, backup 1B, #3 catcher.

    And if that is the case, then I'm ok with it. If DanO had signed him, I'd be concerned. We know his track record there.

    But if this is the minor move that it appears to be, then we drop the weakest member of the 25 man roster to make room for him. And that weak link is Womack.
    I think Womack should be on the next bus out of town but I think someone else will get the boot before he does and I think the most likely candidate is the Bonger.
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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    What's up with Durazo? I'd take him over Hatteburg.... Maybe he wants to start. I could see him signing with a team like the O's but he would have been a better pickup.

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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    He can't play D..of any sort
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    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco
    Its certainly a better signing than Frank Meninchino..

    isn't it?
    Maybe, but we don't get to hear Marty try and say that name
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    There's a big difference between the Aurilia signing and the Hatteberg signing. Aurilia was competing with Lopez for a starting job. Hatteberg is not competing with anyone for a starting job.
    No, when RA was signed it was as a backup. Aurilia made it clear he was competing for the SS position, and expected to have it. Miley handed him the job despite the fact he was outplayed by a younger, better player.

    Now I doubt SH could supplant Dunn, but he could knock AK or WMP out of a starting OF position, and move Dunn back to LF.

    And yeah, I do think that is possible.
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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF

    And yeah, I do think that is possible.
    That would be horrible.

    Pena and Kearns need to play everyday even if sucking wind because we need to know what we have in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    No, when RA was signed it was as a backup. Aurilia made it clear he was competing for the SS position, and expected to have it. Miley handed him the job despite the fact he was outplayed by a younger, better player.

    Now I doubt SH could supplant Dunn, but he could knock AK or WMP out of a starting OF position, and move Dunn back to LF.

    And yeah, I do think that is possible.
    There's no way that's going to happen. AK and WMP will play every day (or just about). This is the season they'll either show what they've got or fall on their face.
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    I'm convinced that AK will be given every chance to play everyday and show what he's got. I'm not as sure on WMP. I think if a good deal presents itself, they'd be willing to move on that to sacrifice his power for an upgrade to the pitching.
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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    No, when RA was signed it was as a backup. Aurilia made it clear he was competing for the SS position, and expected to have it. Miley handed him the job despite the fact he was outplayed by a younger, better player.

    Now I doubt SH could supplant Dunn, but he could knock AK or WMP out of a starting OF position, and move Dunn back to LF.

    And yeah, I do think that is possible.
    Nevertheless there was a competition for the job.

    And if you think Hatteberg can knock WMP or Kearns out of a starting OF position, you need to take off the tinfoil hat. If one of them are traded I could see Dunn moving back to the OF and Hatteberg playing 1st on a regular basis but not even in DanO and Miley's world is Hatteberg going to start if Pena, Kearns, Jr and Dunn are all healthy.
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    Re: Hatteberg signed

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    And if you think Hatteberg can knock WMP or Kearns out of a starting OF position, you need to take off the tinfoil hat.
    Doesn't really matter. This team badly needs an upgrade in CF. Trading WMP and moving Dunn back to LF really doesn't solve anything.
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