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    Todd Hollandsworth

    Anybody think the Reds could possibly sign him to a minor league deal and invite him to spring training?

    If you look at the roster, the Reds could use a lefthanded bat coming off the bench especially if the Reds go with two catchers. That would limit Valentin somewhat as a pinch hitter. Hollandsworth can play all the outfield positions and could be insurance in case Denorifa and Hopper struggle in spring training.

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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    I would rather give a chance to Hamilton. I think signing TH would give him the squeeze in the OF. Give him a chance without someone breathing down his neck to replace him. If he fails, it won't be hard to get a Hollandsworth type bat in there.

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    Been there, done that.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Been there, done that.
    ..and wasn't here long enough to get the t-shirt.

    Pass. But thanks for asking.
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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    Didn't Philly already sign him to a contract?

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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    This is the latest Rotoworld has on him.

    The Phillies have offered free agent Todd Hollandsworth a minor league contract.

    Hollandsworth, who hit .246/.275/.429 in 224 at-bats for the Indians and Reds last season, continues to hold out for a major league deal.

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    Please don't sign Todd Hollandsworth.
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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    I would rather give a chance to Hamilton. I think signing TH would give him the squeeze in the OF. Give him a chance without someone breathing down his neck to replace him. If he fails, it won't be hard to get a Hollandsworth type bat in there.

    i think thats what the reds have in mind as well.
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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    Assuming the Reds carry 11 pitchers and 2 catchers, there will be 5 open bench spots outside of Valentin. I'm assuming that Castro, Denorfia, and Conine have pretty much locked up 3 of those 5 slots. That leaves Keppinger and Bellhorn to fight for slot #4, and Hamilton and Hopper for #5. I've always liked Todd Hollandsworth, but I'd rather see Hamilton stick on this team.

    I really like a Valentin, Conine, Bellhorn, Castro, Denorfia & Hamilton bench.

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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    Quote Originally Posted by dougflynn23 View Post

    I really like a Valentin, Conine, Bellhorn, Castro, Denorfia & Hamilton bench.
    If for no other reason, it's different than what we're used to. I kinda like that bench too.
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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    Quote Originally Posted by dougflynn23 View Post
    I really like a Valentin, Conine, Bellhorn, Castro, Denorfia & Hamilton bench.
    Assumming Votto Tears up Triple A...

    That bench becomes..

    Hatteberg, Valentine, Conine, Castro Denorfia & Hamiliton.

    A even better bench.

    I dont see Bellhorn making that much of a impact.
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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    My only problem is having a young hitter like Hamilton sitting on the bench everyday.
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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    What else are you going to do with Josh Hamilton? You can't really start him. What else are you going to do but cut him loose? Assuming you don't want to trade for his rights.
    Last edited by Z-Fly; 01-26-2007 at 11:14 PM.
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    The only thing Hollandsworth did for us last year was make a nice diving catch (I believe it was in extra innings when the game was on the line). Stay away...stay FAR away.

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    Re: Todd Hollandsworth

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    What else are you going to do with Josh Hamilton? You can't really start him. What else are you going to do but cut him loose? Assuming you don't want to trade for his rights.
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