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    Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    Gonna borrow OBM's shortstop thread idea.

    What catchers would you like to see the Reds go after and what do you think would take to get 'em?
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    I don't believe there are catchers available via trade who represent a significant upgrade over Ryan Hannigan for 2009. I would prefer to stick with Hannigan and devote our resources elsewhere.
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    I also think Hanigan would be the preference entering 2009.

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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    I guess Hanigan and another young catcher.
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I don't believe there are catcher's available via trade who represent a significant upgrade over Ryan Hannigan for 2009. I would prefer to stick with Hannigan and devote our resources elsewhere.
    I agree I just don't see it. I would give Hanigan the shot and see what happens.

    I might however let Bako walk and p/u Gregg Zaun to back-up. The guy has a better bat than Bako and I read something recently where he mentioned being proud of his contributions to the Jays for helping mold the young Jays staff (sans Halladay). It may just have been Zaun talking himself up but I always thought he had a reputation for being a good albeit demanding backstop. I may even sign Bako to a minor league deal if he got no other takers, just in case Zaun was too hard on the young Reds staff, but I bet some of them need a little more of that.
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    I would think it would be Hanigan and I would guess the Reds may sign a veteran backup. I also think Javy will be back.
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

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    I also think Javy will be back.
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    Unless the Reds can acquire a Mike Napoli or Taylor Teagarden I'd rather go with Ryan Hanigan.

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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Unless the Reds can acquire a Mike Napoli or Taylor Teagarden I'd rather go with Ryan Hanigan.
    Agreed. And I'm not so sure that spending the bullets it'd take to acquire either wouldn't be better spent elsewhere for now.

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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    Unless the Reds can acquire a Mike Napoli or Taylor Teagarden I'd rather go with Ryan Hanigan.
    That's pretty much how I feel too. Intrigued a little, still, by Saltalamacchia, and it sounds like he may be the odd man out in Texas. Wouldn't pay a whole lot for him, though, since his D is questionable and his bat hasn't really translated well to the bigs so far.
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

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    Just my opinion. I think Javy has shown the Reds he can handle 1st base and 3rd in a pinch. Plus he's a switch hitter and is comfortable off the bench. If it were me, I'd let him go but I don't make that call.
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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I don't believe there are catcher's available via trade who represent a significant upgrade over Ryan Hannigan for 2009. I would prefer to stick with Hannigan and devote our resources elsewhere.
    I would like to see Hannigan play the remaining 41 games before declaring him to be a starter, of course he might already qualify as a good backup, do we know for sure yet?
    Last edited by Spring~Fields; 08-14-2008 at 01:55 PM.

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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    I don't know but I do know I'd like to only see two catchers carried on the roster in 2009.

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    Re: Who would you like to see the Reds acquire to play catcher in 2009?

    Bench should be rested and ready to go.

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