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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Donald is a fringe major leaguer. I saw him play live at a Clippers game last summer. He can play a lot of positions, but if I thought Rolen had anything in the tank, I certainly would think he'd outperform Donald.
    Yeah, I can see Donald starting at AAA.

    Question is whether Rolen and Hannahan cover enough positions. Can Hannahan play SS and 2B. He's played some games there in the major leagues.

    If Choo can play CF, then Hannahan can play the middle infield as a backup.

    Hannahan is signing a two year contract, he'll be a Red. Donald, not as sure.

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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    The Donald is being brought to stick on the Major League roster as the primary middle infield backup.
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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    The Donald is being brought to stick on the Major League roster as the primary middle infield backup.
    Yeah, but if Rolen plays, there's an infield logjam.

    Reds didn't sign this guy today for two years to play in the minors.

    We'll see how it pans out.

    My guess is Rolen somehow won't start out with the club, but it's way premature.

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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Donald is a fringe major leaguer.
    Yet his lifetime OPS+ is higher than Hannahan's. And he plays more positions. And he's younger. And he's faster.

    Again, I'm not sure I understand the Hannahan appeal. Is he easy on the eyes or something?
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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Yeah, but if Rolen plays, there's an infield logjam.

    Reds didn't sign this guy today for two years to play in the minors.

    We'll see how it pans out.

    My guess is Rolen somehow won't start out with the club, but it's way premature.
    I agree on Hannahan, but Donald's 3-year option clock has expired, meaning they'd have to subject him to waivers in order to send him to AAA. While that's not an absolute dealbreaker, I don't think the Reds have any intention of doing that.
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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Yet his lifetime OPS+ is higher than Hannahan's. And he plays more positions. And he's younger. And he's faster.

    Again, I'm not sure I understand the Hannahan appeal. Is he easy on the eyes or something?
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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Yet his lifetime OPS+ is higher than Hannahan's. And he plays more positions. And he's younger. And he's faster.

    Again, I'm not sure I understand the Hannahan appeal. Is he easy on the eyes or something?
    Walt has decided that it's good to have some lefty hitters. I think that's the appeal. Hannahan hit .712 OPS against righties last year, a bit above his norm, but acceptable for a bench guy.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Jack Hannahan?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Top 5 at 3B or out of all fielders?
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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Hannahan hit .712 OPS against righties last year, a bit above his norm, but acceptable for a bench guy.
    Ok, I guess I just need to squint harder.
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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    The Donald is being brought to stick on the Major League roster as the primary middle infield backup.
    Very well done.
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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    I agree on Hannahan, but Donald's 3-year option clock has expired, meaning they'd have to subject him to waivers in order to send him to AAA. While that's not an absolute dealbreaker, I don't think the Reds have any intention of doing that.
    Yeah, I find this Rolen stuff dubious.

    We'll see.

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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Yeah, but if Rolen plays, there's an infield logjam.

    Reds didn't sign this guy today for two years to play in the minors.
    He was signed for 1 year, according to Rotoworld.

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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Contract is yet to be signed per Fay...

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    Re: Reds sign Jack Hannahan

    Late in a ballgame the Reds can put arguably the best IF defense in baseball on the field.
    And do it with a LH pinch hitter, which is often far preferable vs late inning relievers.

    I like the move a lot. HRod getting a full year in AAA is a good thing.
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