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    Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

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    Reds sign Patterson, Hairston

    Minor league deals for both. Will update.

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Nice. I was hoping to see Corey Patterson brought in, even better that it's a minor league deal.

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
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    As much as I think Patterson can really help this team as a 4th OFer, I have a bad feeling he may occupy the leadoff spot on Opening Day.

    We can only hope that doesn't happen. It also could be another bad sign for Mr. Bruce's chance of making the opening day roster. Could be wrong I guess, but...
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Enjoy AAA Mr. Bruce.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    I loved Happy Hairston when he was teaming with Jerry West

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2008 leadoff hitter and starting CF: Cory Patterson.

    HUHZAH!
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Redszone is a lot smarter than I am. I had no clue Patterson meant Corey and I guess Hairston is Jerry Hairston Jr?
    "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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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Yep, Dusty Baker is our manager.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Ugh.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Yep, Dusty Bakers is our manager.
    Multiple Dustys!?!
    "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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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Patterson was in the Cubs`--and especially Dusty Baker`s--doghouse after a disastrous 2005, which meant the Orioles were able buy low, for a change, picking him up for two players (Nate Spears and Carlos Perez) who turned in awful seasons for the Cubs` High-A team in Daytona. Patterson is a former favorite of scouts and statheads alike, but he turned out to be one of those players who, at age 20, was about as good as he was ever going to be. The idea that the average player improves through his twenties to age 27 is mistaken, as that trend really only applies to the average major leaguer. What distinguishes a typical major leaguer from a typical minor leaguer is the ability to learn and improve. Patterson doesn`t have that talent, but his basic skills are good enough to keep him in the majors for years to come. Just keep him away from left-handed pitchers.

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    Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    1. Fine moves by Wayne. Especially Patterson. How can anyone be upset about a player signed to a minor league deal?

    2. Patterson gives the Reds a good defensive centerfielder. If his role is spot starting and late inning defense ( with Bruce to RF & Griffey to the bench ) then it is a plus move for the Reds.

    3. For people to assume this means Bruce starts in AAA is a bit of a leap.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    AAA fodder I hope.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Redszone is a lot smarter than I am. I had no clue Patterson meant Corey and I guess Hairston is Jerry Hairston Jr?
    It must be Jerry, the other one's a Padre.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Acquired from the Cubs in the Phil Nevin bake sale, Hairston batted .206/.270/.253 between the two clubs. With his production plummeting like an elevator with a snapped cable, a career of similar longevity to his pop`s, Jerry Sr., seems increasingly unlikely. No speed, no power, no patience, no batting average, no defense, no point. Hairston was released after the season ended in order to make room for Mike Wood, an excellent indication of his current perceived value. Texas gave him a one-year contract to come back and try again.
    Also from BP....FWIW
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate


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