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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Junior is the one holding Bruce back, not the CFer du jour
    Thank you. This is the point, exactly.

    Jay Bruce will seamlessly replace Griffey in right field at some point this season and stay there for a number of years.

    Patterson will likely platoon in center with Freel or Hopper. With players of that type, a platoon makes sense to give the batter some additional advantage.

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Goodness,

    I don't want to be an alarmist, but I'm wondering how many times we're going to see

    1. Patterson CF
    2. Castro SS

    on the lineup card.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Goodness,

    I don't want to be an alarmist, but I'm wondering how many times we're going to see

    1. Patterson CF
    2. Castro SS

    on the lineup card.

    Heavens to mergatroid!
    In a game that Josh Fogg starts and both Stanton and Majewski relieve in.

    The Reds have had a knack recently for acquiring and keeping players that I hate. This latest series of signings is just another notch on the list.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Keep me rolling guy!

    Its two guys signed to minor league contracts. They are the ones who have to come in and prove that they can play at the ML level when they didn't do that on a consistent basis prior.

    Too much over analyzing and "reading into" going on.
    If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. The problem with signing like these is that eventually these players always get a shot on the 25 man roster. I'd much rather see unknowns getting a shot then the same old retreads.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Goodness,

    I don't want to be an alarmist, but I'm wondering how many times we're going to see

    1. Patterson CF
    2. Castro SS

    on the lineup card.

    Heavens to mergatroid!
    Not enough for this masochistic fan. If you're going to be bad, be laughably bad!
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    In a game that Josh Fogg starts and both Stanton and Majewski relieve in.

    The Reds have had a knack recently for acquiring and keeping players that I hate. This latest series of signings is just another notch on the list.
    Somebody put a cow bell on Womack and Tony Batista, just so we can keep an eye on them.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Nothing to be alarmed about here. I've been assured that Dusty does not like to block the progress of younger players with old-retreads and doesn't like to give away tons of at-bats to offensive black holes.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Goodness,

    I don't want to be an alarmist, but I'm wondering how many times we're going to see

    1. Patterson CF
    2. Castro SS

    on the lineup card.

    Heavens to mergatroid!
    Nahh

    1. Patterson CF
    2. Freel RF
    3. Phillips 2B
    4. Hatteberg 1B
    5. Keppinger 3B
    6. Valentin C
    7. Hairston LF
    8. Castro SS
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Nahh

    1. Patterson CF
    2. Freel RF
    3. Phillips 2B
    4. Hatteberg 1B
    5. Keppinger 3B
    6. Valentin C
    7. Hairston LF
    8. Castro SS
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Nahh

    1. Patterson CF
    2. Freel RF
    3. Phillips 2B
    4. Hatteberg 1B
    5. Keppinger 3B
    6. Valentin C
    7. Hairston LF
    8. Castro SS
    And you just know they'd score 8 runs somehow.

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    I'll worry about it when Wayne drops someone from th 40 man to add Patterson.

    As for Hairston? Have a nice summer in Louisville.
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Color me way too optimistic, but I could foresee Patterson putting up some decent numbers in GAB. Not saying it will happen, but I could see him being a 20/20 guy with a .260-.270 BA, or in other words, a Brandon Phillips-lite (good defense and all.)

    I'd say it's worth a minor league contract. What in the world do we have to lose- Norris Hopper plate appearances?
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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    from mlbtraderumors.com

    Reds Sign Corey Patterson
    According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have signed 28 year-old center fielder Corey Patterson to a minor league deal. Patterson, a Boras client, makes for a surprising bargain with a dash of upside. He happened to reach free agency in an offseason with a center field surplus. He's reunited with former Cubs manager Dusty Baker, who some say mishandled Patterson at times. Fay believes this takes Kenny Lofton off the table for Cincy.

    The Reds are calling it a center field competition, but Patterson will probably get the gig. This will allow the Reds to keep Jay Bruce in the minors until June and delay his future free agency by a year.

    The Reds also inked another former Cub, Jerry Hairston Jr. He may have a hard time making the team, but his versatility could help.

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    Just more ammo to the "This FO has no plan" argument.

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    Re: Reds sign Patterson and Hairston to minor league deals

    at thi point I have no idea what the Patterson signing means ... guess we are going to have to wait.
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