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    Reds sign Jack Hannahan 2yr/$4MM

    I was going to make a thread this morning about the lack of discussion by Redszone about the Reds interest in Mr. Hannahan, so I suppose it's fitting that I start a thread based on what klw posted in the rumor thread that the Reds are close to landing him.

    Darren Wolfson, a Minneapolis reporter who covers the Twins, says on twitter:

    #MLB source: #MNTwins are out on free agent 3B Jack Hannahan. Good chance he signs with the #Reds.

    I expect him to get a 2-year deal from the Reds. Highly doubt the Twins wanted to go to 2-years with him.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Good. Bolster the bench and defense. Guy has a good glove.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    He's one those "ballplayers" that Jocketty loves. Fills the Cairo role, but much younger, and much better glove. Tribe fans I know loved his approach to the game.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    How much of a dork am I that I'm excited about this move? Haha. I love it.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    He was alright in some spot starts on my AL only fantasy team.....I mean, could be a good bench part.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    I like it.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Not bad for bench depth.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Is he sort of the Hanigan equivalent for a 3rd baseman? Decent contact, walks some, little power, best value is glove?
    Last edited by klw; 12-07-2012 at 08:30 PM.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Hannahan was fun when he played for the Mud Hens, because he always used Hulk Hogan's "Real American" as his at bat music. That's all I have for my scouting report.

    Although with him and Mike Hessman coming in it does feel like a reunion of those 05-06 Mud Hen title teams. It was funny seeing some of the other names that passed through town those years: Gookie Dawkins, David Espinosa, Dewayne Wise, Ryan Ludwick, Jackson Melian, Dmitri Young, Lance Davis and Hector Mercado.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    You know what else this says gents (and ladies)? That Scott Rolen is set to retire. Or at the very least, he won't be playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Is he sort of the Hanigan equivalent for a 3rd baseman? Decent contact, walks some, little power, best value is glove.
    That's pretty disrespectful of Ryan Hanigan. I know what you're trying to say, but trust me when I say that if Jack Hannahan were the 3B equivalent of Ryan Hanigan, he wouldn't be out looking for work at or near the veteran minimum as a backup. Hanigan is very underrated by some Reds fans and this post proves it (albeit unintentionally I'm sure).

    EDIT: Oh, I'm sorry ... didn't notice you merely asked a question. I'm blind. (And illiterate.) I thought you said "he is" the 3B equiv of Hanigan.
    Last edited by Blitz Dorsey; 12-07-2012 at 07:48 PM.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    That's pretty disrespectful of Ryan Hanigan. I know what you're trying to say, but trust me when I say that if Jack Hannahan were the 3B equivalent of Ryan Hanigan, he wouldn't be out looking for work at or near the veteran minimum as a backup. Hanigan is very underrated by some Reds fans and this post proves it (albeit unintentionally I'm sure).

    EDIT: Oh, I'm sorry ... didn't notice you merely asked a question. I'm blind. (And illiterate.) I thought you said "he is" the 3B equiv of Hanigan.
    I was afraid it would come across that way. Hanigan does have great value to the Reds. I think what I was trying to find out is whether Hannahan is not a power guy but gets on base and is a glove glove. It was not meant to show a lack of respect to Hanigan but rather a lack of knowledge on Hannahan.

    I added a second question mark on the post above to further show it an inquiry.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    All they need now is Joel Hanrahan to drive Tim McCarver into retirement.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Is he sort of the Hanigan equivalent for a 3rd baseman? Decent contact, walks some, little power, best value is glove?
    Well, I do know that it is quite possible I could say "Hannahan" when I mean to say "Hanigan" -- especially if I'm a few beers into watching a game. So there's that.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    If Reds sign Hannahan and keep XPaul that will be two lefty hitters on the bench.

    If they add a LHH centerfielder they will have five lefty hitters, including Votto and Bruce.

    That would be a dramatic improvement in overall balance from last season, in which they had only two lefty bats for much of the time.
    Last edited by Kc61; 12-08-2012 at 11:37 AM.


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