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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    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.
    If you guys are familiar with Geoff "Butch" Hobson, the main writer on bengals.com . . . He's from Boston and has the accent to prove it. When the Bengals had Jon Kitna, Butchie, of course, called him "Kittner". But then, in 2003, the Bengals also signed, as a backup QB, Kurt Kittner, whom Hobson actually called "Kitna". I could never figure that one out, but somehow he called Kitna Kittner and Kittner Kitna. It was just a trifle confusing.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    If you guys are familiar with Geoff "Butch" Hobson, the main writer on bengals.com . . . He's from Boston and has the accent to prove it. When the Bengals had Jon Kitna, Butchie, of course, called him "Kittner". But then, in 2003, the Bengals also signed, as a backup QB, Kurt Kittner, whom Hobson actually called "Kitna". I could never figure that one out, but somehow he called Kitna Kittner and Kittner Kitna. It was just a trifle confusing.
    Too funny. I'll have to pass that along to some of the eastern Mass folks I know.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    We moved to Mass. when I was a kid, and for months our whole family thought our neighbor's collie was a male named Barney, turned out to be a female named Bonnie.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    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.
    If Didi is the reserve SS (or splits time with Cozart) they would have poosibly have six lefties: Votto, Bruce, CF lefty (Fowler, Parra, DeJesus, Crisp, Ellsbury, De Aza, Brantley, etc.), Paul, Hanrahan & Gregorious.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    As long as there aren't major injuries, the roster is probably a LH CFer from being complete.

    Looks like the only contested roster spots may be:

    CF
    Reserve INF
    Reserve OF
    The last 3 or 4 spots in the BP

    CF ??? (LH)/Chris Heisey/Drew Stubbs
    2B Brandon Phillips
    1B Joey Votto
    LF Ryan Ludwick
    RF Jay Bruce
    3B Todd Frazier
    SS Zach Cozart
    CA Ryan Hanigan

    IF Didi Gregorious/Emmanual Burriss/Michael Gilmartin
    IF Jack Hanrahan
    OF Chris Heisey/Drew Stubbs/??? (LH)
    OF Xavier Paul
    CA Devin Mesaraco

    S1 Jonny Cueto
    S2 Mat Latos
    S3 Aroldis Chapman
    S4 Homer Bailey
    S5 Bronson Arroyo
    LR Mike Leake/Sam Lecure
    MR Nick Massett/Logan Ondrusek
    R7 Jose Arredondo/Alfredo Simon
    L7 Tony Cingrani/Ryan Dennick
    R8 JJ Hoover
    L8 Sean Marshall
    CL Jonathan Broxton

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    If Didi is the reserve SS (or splits time with Cozart) they would have poosibly have six lefties: Votto, Bruce, CF lefty (Fowler, Parra, DeJesus, Crisp, Ellsbury, De Aza, Brantley, etc.), Paul, Hanrahan & Gregorious.
    Or Emanuel Burriss. Switch hitter.

    Think Walt is focused on lefty righty balance? I think so.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Great list Corkedbat!

    This team is really coming together! Not necessarily through free agency, but from in-house options with only sprinkled outside help.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    I think signing Hannahan would be a great move. If Frazier doesnt work out as an everyday player he and Jack could split time. Hannahan has an extremely good glove. I live up around Tribe country so i watch/listen to alot of Indians games. Hannahan has a little pop which would come into play more in GABP. He also is LH which is good and if im not mistaken he played a little bit at first base last year too. Great bench player. I hope this gets done.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    We moved to Mass. when I was a kid, and for months our whole family thought our neighbor's collie was a male named Barney, turned out to be a female named Bonnie.
    Haha. Bonnie never "phaarked the chaahr in Hhaavard yhaard."

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    With Youkilis signing with the Yankees tonight, is that the move that gets Hannahan signed?
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    With Youkilis signing with the Yankees tonight, is that the move that gets Hannahan signed?
    Won't it all depend on what Rolen wants to do? Sounds like the Reds want to bring Rolen back for one more year if he's willing to take a backup role. Who knows if someone of his stature wants to do that though. He's still mulling whether he wants to retire or not.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    I read on the Redsfest thread that Walt and Bob said Rolen wasn't coming back. Is it true or not?
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I read on the Redsfest thread that Walt and Bob said Rolen wasn't coming back. Is it true or not?
    Oh, thanks for the heads-up. Last I read was a Fay update last week that said Rolen was still thinking things over. If Rolen is definitely out, I hope the Reds move on Jack Hannahan. He'd be a good backup for Frazier.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Anyone else notice that Hannahan can't hit a lick?
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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Anyone else notice that Hannahan can't hit a lick?
    Compared to? 2012 Cairo and Valdez couldn't hit as well as Hannahan.
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