2013 Reds

3 thoughts on “So long, Ryan Hanigan

  1. A good take on Hanigan; and, I certainly appreciate his contributions to the Reds. I wish him nothing but the best in the future.

    This said, I think a change behind the plate could do the Reds a fair amount of good because I feel the Reds pitching staff has grown in a direction that reduces the need for Hanigan’s game calling and framing skills.

    Simply put the raw talents of the likes Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Cingrani et al. don’t require the finesse approach of an Arroyo. At times over the last season and a half, it seemed to me that too often the Reds top pitchers were throwing too many pitches following 0-2 and 1-2 counts by trying to steal strikes instead of just closing the deal.

  2. Nice article, Chad. As I and others have said elsewhere, it would have been nice to see how 2013 would have gone for Hanigan without the injuries. And there was a point when Devin was hurt too, so Hanigan probably played more than he should have while not actually on the DL.

  3. Very few catch a better game and are more fun to watch than R. Hanigan. It seems that his defensive and framing skills were undervalued. I realize it is Mez’s time to be the everyday catcher, so the trade was the move to make to save some money. Let’s just hope those extra few million put the Reds in play for a right handed stick. I always resected the Rays organization. Now a bit more so.

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