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    Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Can the guy play an adequate LF? He's an upgrade over everybody else out there. Can he play 3rd?

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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    I'd ask this question about Mesoraco instead. He's on the bench more than Hanigan, and he may have the athleticism to play in the field.
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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    If Hannigan hit like Johnny Bench, maybe.

    And Heisey is starting to perform, he's a few extra base hits from passing Hanigan's numbers.
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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    I'd ask this question about Mesoraco instead. He's on the bench more than Hanigan, and he may have the athleticism to play in the field.
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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    The reason I'm saying this is his OBP is now at .383.

    Hannigan
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    Even if Stubbs hits a ground ball odds are they don't turn a DP because of his speed so this gives Votto an excellent chance of acutually having some one on base for him.

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    Catchers actually need to rest though

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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Mes's off days are probably still pretty full with "catcher stuff"....
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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Mes's off days are probably still pretty full with "catcher stuff"....
    Sure but its not like its never been done before. I'm guessing he'll put in any extra work needed to get 3 or 4 more starts every 10 days. Reds can call up a 3rd catcher to help. Its not like the current bench guys have so much value that anyone will miss them if they cut one loose to make room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Sure but its not like its never been done before. I'm guessing he'll put in any extra work needed to get 3 or 4 more starts every 10 days. Reds can call up a 3rd catcher to help. Its not like the current bench guys have so much value that anyone will miss them if they cut one loose to make room.
    My guess is the guys they do it with are generally moved from the dish, Surhoff, type of guys

    Do we value him as a hitter more than a catcher? Berra started out with a lot of OF time, Elston Howard logged time out there, Bench as well

    In retrospect the Reds could have allowed JB some down time he aged fast after 30

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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    My guess is the guys they do it with are generally moved from the dish, Surhoff, type of guys

    Do we value him as a hitter more than a catcher? Berra started out with a lot of OF time, Elston Howard logged time out there, Bench as well

    In retrospect the Reds could have allowed JB some down time he aged fast after 30
    Gary Carter as well. 2 Days catching, 2 days in the OF and 1 day off. It won't devalue him or hurt his development and its still plenty of rest. Of course, it could help his bat develop while upgrading the line-up. Meanwhie he takes a year or two to learn the league before taking over full time behind the plate.

    The only down side is if he doesn't hit or really can't play out there. If that happens, go back to the current arrangement that has one of our top 5 position assets wasting away.

    In Bench's case, maybe more time in the OF would have helped. He caught 154 games (137 entire games) as a rookie. I don't think OF play is what wore him out.
    Last edited by mth123; 05-28-2012 at 08:15 PM.
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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Mes. platooning in LF with Hannigan is an upgrade to what we have. Mes. is projected as a 25+ HR guy, he hit over 30 last year...

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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Quote Originally Posted by bellhead View Post
    Mes. platooning in LF with Hannigan is an upgrade to what we have. Mes. is projected as a 25+ HR guy, he hit over 30 last year...
    He had 17 last year, and is hitting less than our current LF's.

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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    how 'bout hanigan hitting 2nd on Cozart's off days...or even on each of his starts
    Last edited by GADawg; 05-28-2012 at 08:52 PM. Reason: left out a word

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    "Y'know, Les, Pete Rose played left field."
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    Re: Hannigan in LF on his rest days...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    "Y'know, Les, Pete Rose played left field."
    Well Bench actually played in the OF a fair amount in the early 70's. He even started 2 games in CF in 70.
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