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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    I would be shocked if the player removed from the 40-man was NOT a pitcher.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    Honest off-the-wall question right now, how much better prepared is Corky to hit and catch in the major leagues than Grandal?
    a LOT. Particularly defensively. Like, millions of years ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    Really? I think Hernandez has a good role on this team right now and there is no reason to get rid of Hanny when he is cheap right now. I would hate to push Mes while he's not ready just to keep DRH or Micah.
    4 catchers on the 40 man roster seems like a lot. someone probably isnt going to be around.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    I think it was more catching than the hitting thing. Corky might be ahead of him in both but only because Grandal would be getting tossed to the wolves.
    By the end of the minor league playoffs, could Grandal be an adequate enough defender to be a 3rd catcher to allow for Hanny or Hernandez to pinch hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Its always been the plan from what I have read. They want to give Ramon and Ryan extra days in September. I guess its not a must but they have always brought up a 3rd catcher for September.

    I think they just dont use the 3rd catcher and let those 2 kill each other and hope they arent burnt for the playoffs. Its not like they are both playing a ton for the average starting catcher.
    I don't think it will kill any of the Reds two catchers to play half time.

    The advantage of having Corky is you can pinch hit with one of the other catchers and not worry about an injury leaving you a catcher short.

    I assume Grandal could be that protection.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I would be shocked if the player removed from the 40-man was NOT a pitcher.
    Agreed. Im guessing its DRH because hes probably the least likely to be claimed just because hes not viewed as an upside guy and more of a gimmick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    By the end of the minor league playoffs, could Grandal be an adequate enough defender to be a 3rd catcher to allow for Hanny or Hernandez to pinch hit?
    Well Grandal probably wont see playoffs anyways. I'm guessing they just go with 2 instead of tossing Grandal to the wolves like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Well Grandal probably wont see playoffs anyways. I'm guessing they just go with 2 instead of tossing Grandal to the wolves like that.
    Why not just let him sit on the bench and come in for an emergency since he is already on the 40 man roster? If he comes in during an emergency and is completely overmatched he will know what it will take for him to make it to the bigs.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    Why not just let him sit on the bench and come in for an emergency since he is already on the 40 man roster? If he comes in during an emergency and is completely overmatched he will know what it will take for him to make it to the bigs.
    Maybe they do that. Seems unlikely just in my opinion though. Then again they dont exactly have a 3rd option unless an injury happens to one of the FA to be players and they 60 day DL him.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    When push comes to shove in 2013, I see Mesoraco behind the plate and Grandal at 3rd Base.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    4 catchers on the 40 man roster seems like a lot. someone probably isnt going to be around.
    It is really only 3 because you are not going to call this kid up. If they DFA Miller that would leave no backup catcher if one on the big team got hurt. and since both have spent time on DL this season it would be a dumb move


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    Scratch that according to http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/team/...n.jsp?c_id=cin we only have 2 on 40 man roster

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    4 catchers on the 40 man roster seems like a lot. someone probably isnt going to be around.
    The first two teams I looked up (Boston and Texas) have five and four catchers respectively on their 40 man rosters. So I guess it isn't really out of the ordinary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRat13 View Post
    The first two teams I looked up (Boston and Texas) have five and four catchers respectively on their 40 man rosters. So I guess it isn't really out of the ordinary.
    Yea they also have the DH in those leagues though. boston actually has 6 though which is kinda crazy to think. Then again they have had to deal with Martinez and Veritek being injured and basically have to have someone be a designated Wakefield catcher.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Great to see Grandal in the fold. Hopefully he gets assigned to a team sometime soon.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    He will in in Arizona on Tuesday

    At home in Miami, Fla., Grandal had to keep his Monday night signing party low-key. His professional career is starting right away.

    "Nothing big, just a little get-together with my family so we can celebrate," Grandal said. "It can't be too much because I'm headed to Arizona [on Tuesday]."


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