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    Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Per MLB trade rumours and the New York Post:
    "The Reds like young backstop Ryan Hanigan, but they are still in the market for catchers. Fay says Jocketty chatted with the Rangers regarding their surplus, though a recent report didn't have Cincinnati in the mix. Joel Sherman seems to indicate the Reds have interest in the Mets' Brian Schneider. "

    NEW YORK POST:

    "There are some Met officials who believe they need a better game-caller than Brian Schneider to shepherd their pitching staff. The Mets did find some interest (Cincinnati, for example) if they need to move Schneider"

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11072008..._pe_137548.htm



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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    I have a hard time believing Schneider would be an upgrade over Hanigan.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I have a hard time believing Schneider would be an upgrade over Hanigan.
    I think it's to share time with Hannigan.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    I think it's to share time with Hannigan.
    I still wouldn't give up much to acquire him.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I still wouldn't give up much to acquire him.
    Especially if they don't think much of Schneiders game calling skills.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Well, he looks like an older version of Hanigan to me, probably with a weaker throwing arm; that's not necessarily a bad thing though. I would like to bring him in (as always the caveat is at the right price) because he is one of those rare catchers who actually hits RHP better than LHP. He could easily hit .260/.340/.400 here and he plays okay defense. A much better target than Gerald Laird because of price, I think Walt should go for it. Chances are one of two will pan out and be a reliable starter in 2009...
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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    I was just about to say the same thing BC. I don't know much about him defensively, but offensively he looks like an older Hannigan. There are certainly worse options out there. I'd much rather Schneider than giving up something significant for Gerald Laird or bringing back Javy.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind have Dave Ross back, but I know I'm in the minority there.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I was just about to say the same thing BC. I don't know much about him defensively, but offensively he looks like an older Hannigan. There are certainly worse options out there. I'd much rather Schneider than giving up something significant for Gerald Laird or bringing back Javy.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind have Dave Ross back, but I know I'm in the minority there.
    I'd say you're in the minority on Javy as well. EVERYONE wants Javy.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Ross back either. As for Schneider, you could do a lot worse for a platoon with Hanigan. It all depends on what it would take to obtain him. I don't think it would be all that much, considering that Schneider is due $4.9M in 2009.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    I'd take my chances with Hannigan before making a deal with Javy, Ross or Schneider.

    Hannigan and just about any other young catcher would be better than bringing back the likes of Javy or Ross.

    Good catchers are hard to find, I'd rather roll the dice on two younger ones than pay for the incompetence of Ross or Javy.
    Last edited by Ron Madden; 11-08-2008 at 04:10 AM.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    interest okay why ? enough of the patch work lets find a catcher stuff. Go get one and with the amount of depth there is no excuse why not.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Another journeyman catcher......great.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    When the Mets traded for him, he was supposedly a gold-glove caliber backstop that called a great game. By the end of the season he was 'overrated defensively' and a black hole in the lineup. From what I saw of the guy, I wasn't at all impressed. I'm not sure the Reds need another mediocre catcher.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    When the Mets traded for him, he was supposedly a gold-glove caliber backstop that called a great game. By the end of the season he was 'overrated defensively' and a black hole in the lineup.

    so he's one of those guys that grows off you?

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    Re: Reds interested in Mets Catcher Brian Schneider

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    so he's one of those guys that grows off you?
    Something like that. He's like David Ross without the slugging percentage.
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