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    Josh Hancock

    8.1 IP, 10 K's, 0.00 ERA this spring.
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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Quote Originally Posted by grantbalfour
    8.1 IP, 10 K's, 0.00 ERA this spring.
    Is this ajmlx9 hiding behind a new name?

    12 IP, 4 H, 5 BB, 12 K, 0.75 WHIP, 0.75 ERA. That was Josias Manzanillo's Spring Training line back in 2003. He turned out well, eh?
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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Quote Originally Posted by grantbalfour
    8.1 IP, 10 K's, 0.00 ERA this spring.
    Um....
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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    Um....
    I showed up to Spring Training "fat" this year and noticed I fit in quite well.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Hancock isn't a good pitcher.
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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Last edited by Joseph; 03-27-2006 at 07:55 PM.

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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Hancock is nothing more than a long reliever. We have so many of them already there was no room for him. It was convenient that he did show up at camp overweight so the Reds could cut him.

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    Re: Josh Hancock

    I don't know....I put little to no stock in spring training stats. Having said that, I'm glad that the Cards put Hancock ahead of Nelson (they cut Nelson on Sunday). I do think Hancock can be a decent reliever if he makes the team, but he won't pitch as well as he has this spring.

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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Hancock isn't a good pitcher.
    I disagree. Hancock was often quiet good COMPARED to most everyone on our staff. Releasing him was in my opinion stupid.

    Show me one problem with a guy that has a 1.93 ERA last year. Yes I know he didn't pitch much but when he did he did very well. How about a starter for our staff that goes 5 and 1 with a 4.45 ERA in 2004 when we couldn't win a game to save our lives. Do you remember the team we ran out there the last month and a half in 2004? Hancock was the one surprise. Frankly I am in the minority I know but some of Krivs moves have been puzzling. Releasing a pitcher the first day of camp instead of working his butt off seems like one of those puzzles.

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    2005 27 CIN NL 1 0 11 0 0 0 5 0 14.0 11 4 3 1 1 5 0 0 54 0 0 1.93 4.44 230 0.857
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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr
    Releasing a pitcher the first day of camp instead of working his butt off seems like one of those puzzles.
    I agree that it was a mistake. I would prefer Hancock in my bullpen over Rick White anyday.

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    Show me one problem with a guy that has a 1.93 ERA last year
    14 IP is hardly anything to hang your hat on at the age 27, nor is 3.21 K per nine.

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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr
    I disagree. Hancock was often quiet good COMPARED to most everyone on our staff. Releasing him was in my opinion stupid.

    Show me one problem with a guy that has a 1.93 ERA last year. Yes I know he didn't pitch much but when he did he did very well. How about a starter for our staff that goes 5 and 1 with a 4.45 ERA in 2004 when we couldn't win a game to save our lives. Do you remember the team we ran out there the last month and a half in 2004? Hancock was the one surprise. Frankly I am in the minority I know but some of Krivs moves have been puzzling. Releasing a pitcher the first day of camp instead of working his butt off seems like one of those puzzles.

    2004 CIN NL 5 1 12 9 0 0 2 0 54.7 60 34 27 14 25 31 1 5 251 2 0 4.45 4.01 90 1.555
    2005 27 CIN NL 1 0 11 0 0 0 5 0 14.0 11 4 3 1 1 5 0 0 54 0 0 1.93 4.44 230 0.857
    Was he good enough to make the Reds staff? Maybe.

    Is he good? Not really.

    It really doesn't matter whether Hancock should or shouldn't have been cut. He wasn't going to be a difference maker for the Reds and I be shocked if he turns out to be one for the Cardinals.

    Look at his K/BB ratio or the fact that he gave up 17 HR's in 64 innings in 2004.

    Hancock's career stats are oddly scewed by seasons in which he did well while pitching under 20 innings. In the seasons where he actually had decent samples sizes Hancock was exposed for the marginal pitcher he is.
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    Re: Josh Hancock

    I think Hancock sunk his own boat with his lack of attention to the offseason program. On the heels of what many considered a disappointing recovery from injury last year, the club had no other choice. There is a roster deep in Hancocks and that's been the problem for far too many years. Cut bait on these jokers.

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    Re: Josh Hancock

    Hancock will be long reliever/mopup guy and not much more. It was strange that the Reds cut him, but no big loss.
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    I smell a subtle ruse.
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