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    Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...nderrated-red/

    Pretty good Q&A with Ryan Hanigan and one of the FG guys.

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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    You can feel the baseball knowledge oozing out of him. It's no secret why Hanny's been able to maximize his talents. The guy knows the sport inside and out. Future manager for sure if he wants to be. Something about those catchers!

    Also, I almost forgot about Dan O'Brien's boneheaded idea to make all the low-minor-leaguers take a strike before they swung. I'm a guy that thinks the take sign needs to be given a heck of a lot more than it is and I think guys should definitely take until they get a strike at times. However, you can't tell an entire team to always take until they get a strike or the other team will catch on to that and just start throwing meatballs down the middle on the first pitch. Which, if you listen to Hanigan, is exactly what happened. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Thinking back to having Bowden, O'Brien and Krivsky makes me appreciate Walter Jocketty that much more, and I already appreciate him greatly.

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    "Pitchers think they know, but sometimes they have no frigging clue. It’s so funny listening to them talk about what they think hitters are doing. I’ll tell them, ‘You have no idea.” A lot of pitchers are good at it — don’t get me wrong — but sometimes a guy will be like, “Oh, I’ll just throw my fastball by him.” I’ll be like, “OK, let’s see what happens.” But they learn real quick."


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    btw, that was an outstanding Q&A with Hanigan. I could listen to him talk about stuff for days. Id be really interested to hear his take on Latos in Game 5 of the NLDS last year. Hanigan is setting himself up for a nice career post being a ballplayer.

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    "I don’t even worry about hitting until the second inning..."

    Defeatist! He'd better change his mindset with this lineup no matter where he hits...

    Seriously, a fascinating read, particularly some of the stuff on Arroyo, whom he clearly respects a great deal. What do we have to do to get Hanigan on Redszone?
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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Ryan is and remains one of my favorite Reds. YES I am one of those dingleknurfs who love the "grinder" types more than the superstars. Always have. For some reason there is just more human interest or maybe I identify more? Who knows?

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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Very interesting read and a very bright guy. I think reading that article clearly gives you an understanding why he received the majority of the playing time over Mez.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Ryan is and remains one of my favorite Reds. YES I am one of those dingleknurfs who love the "grinder" types more than the superstars. Always have. For some reason there is just more human interest or maybe I identify more? Who knows?
    dingleknurf?????????
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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Quote Originally Posted by CySeymour View Post
    Very interesting read and a very bright guy. I think reading that article clearly gives you an understanding why he received the majority of the playing time over Mez.
    Hopefully Devin will be learning even more in 2013 from playing with Hannigan.
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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Quote Originally Posted by Tadasimha View Post
    dingleknurf?????????
    Dingleknurf - one who ignores the accumulated advances of sabremetrics to his Redszone posting peril

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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Fantastic article! I'm a big fan of Ryan and I hope he passes even more of his baseball knowledge to Devin this year.
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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    After reading that I can only think that Homer Bailey's development can be hugely attributed to Ryan Hanigan. Mes caught him in the beginning of the season but it seemed that when Hanigan caught him things started clicking...throwing a lot of gems, the no-hitter, his playoff game, etc.

    Best read I've had in a while. Ryan knows his stuff.
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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Great article, pretty much a must read
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    Wow........great read. Thanks for posting that.

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    Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan

    I know this shouldn't have any bearing, but knowing that Hanigan doesn't have an expressed preference for batting 7th or 8th makes me want him batting 1st or 2nd all the more.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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