The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
So are Cairo and Valdez officially gone?
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
"It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."
I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.
Some people are Optimists (They see the glass 1/2 full).
Others are Pessimists (They see the glass 1/2 empty).
Me, I'm a Realist. 1/2 empty IS 1/2 full.
Someone needs to be the backup 3B. Not sure how many better options there are, especially on the cheap. Henry Rodriguez will be ready eventually, but probably not to begin the 2013 season. I think Hannahan, despite his weak stick, would be a nice backup 3B for the Reds.
Donald could not beat out Hannahan with the tribe, but he does play 3B. 2B and SS are his natural positions.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
We talked about that earlier in this thread. Someone said Walt or Dusty said at RedsFest that Rolen was not a possibility for the Reds. Not sure the validity of that though.
Now with the trade involving Donald I dont expect the reds to sign Hannahan. I love Frazier but I just dont see him playing 150 or more games at 3rd. Hannahan would have been a nice pickup. Donald isnt that great. Heck Brent Lillibridge beat him out at the end of the year as the Tribes utility guy.
"Losing feels worse than winning feels good." -Vin Scully
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
I am also very much hoping they get Hannahan. He would be a great defensive fit behind Frazier and a security blanket should Frazier soph struggle. With Choo acquisition, not as worried about needing a huge bat at 3b, so if Hannahan had to play more than we might expect, it wouldn't be an issue.