Heyman says Red Sox are interested in Hanrahan

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    Heyman says Red Sox are interested in Hanrahan

    He just reported this on mlb network. He says there are 3 or 4 interested in him. This is surprising to say the least. I thought it was setteled that Bailey is the closer. Thoughts on Hanrahan-anyone know much about him. Looks like he has some very good numbers.

     
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    Why would they be, I don't know...  Unless, and this is a possibility, that with a former pitching coach, as a manager, and seeing the success of the Orioles, via using a strong bullpen to bolster a mediocre team, that the Sox are looking to improve next year's win totals via, cheap (or, at least, short term) bullpen deals.


    Could that be a possibility, yes.  Are they looking that way, I kind of hope not.  A good bullpen is a great thing, but bullpens are 30% scouting and personnel, and 70% luck, each year.

     

    EDIT:  Ooops.  I forgot to answer your question. There were a lot of questions last year on the late, high pressure relievers, a guy like that would help protect against those kind of issues again.  So, yes, he would be good to have, but do they NEED him, I am not sure.

     
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    Championship.

     
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    Joel Hanrahan has saved 76 games with a 2.24 ERA for the Pirates over the past two seasons, but his name has surfaced in numerous trade rumors this offseason and now Danny Knobler of CBS Sports tweets that the Buccos are pushing to trade him (Twitter link). The Dodgers are one possibility, according to Knobler.

    Hanrahan projects to earn $6.9MM through arbitration, according to MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz. The 31-year-old is arbitration-eligible for the final time and will be a free agent following the 2013 campaign.

    Hanrahan's production slipped in 2012, mainly due to a sharp increase in walks. He issued 36 free passes in 59 2/3 innings after allowing just 16 in 68 2/3 innings during the 2011 season. Hanrahan's fastball velocity also dipped from 2011, though he still averaged a very strong 95.9 mph. Teams have expressed concerns about his conditioning.....


     

     
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    In response to mvpyouk20's comment:

    He just reported this on mlb network. He says there are 3 or 4 interested in him. This is surprising to say the least. I thought it was setteled that Bailey is the closer. Thoughts on Hanrahan-anyone know much about him. Looks like he has some very good numbers.



    Since relievers are pretty much a crap shoot from year to year, the Sox seem to feel that you can never have enough quality bullpen arms.  The Orioles got pretty far last year and a great bullpen was arguably their greatest asset... 

     
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    Dump both Bailey and Melancon.

     
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    I liked his approach two years ago when the Sox played an inter league series in Pittsburg. It would have been interesting to see how he would have performed if the series had been in Boston. 

    Perhaps a couple of prospects--maybe Pimental and an A prospect or Kalish or Nava even up.

    Or this could be a good trade partner for somewhat of a blockbuster:

    Hanrahan, Wandy Rodriguez or James McDonald, and Garrett Jones for

    Lester, Bailey, Kalish and Ranaudo

     

     
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    Hailing from Norwalk, Iowa.  FYI

     
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    In response to MadMc44's comment:

    I liked his approach two years ago when the Sox played an inter league series in Pittsburg.

    It would have been interesting to see how he would have performed if the series had been in Boston. 

    Perhaps a couple of prospects--maybe Pimental and an A prospect or Kalish or Nava even up.

     




    Then Trade Iggy For Jerrgens, Or Sign Lohse.....

     
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    We need to either trade for a closer, sign Soriano to close or have an open competition in ST between Bailey, Taz, Mel and Aceves. I don't think we should go into the season proclaiming Bailey the closer unless he shows a different closer than we saw in Sept. 2012.

     
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    We need to either trade for a closer, sign Soriano to close or have an open competition in ST between Bailey, Taz, Mel and Aceves. I don't think we should go into the season proclaiming Bailey the closer unless he shows a different closer than we saw in Sept. 2012.




    Soriano Pitching Against Youk. How Funny That Would Be, Not Sold On Bailey Either,

     
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    In response to MadMc44's comment:

    We need to either trade for a closer, sign Soriano to close or have an open competition in ST between Bailey, Taz, Mel and Aceves. I don't think we should go into the season proclaiming Bailey the closer unless he shows a different closer than we saw in Sept. 2012.




    Cant go on sept stats. His history says hes a solid closer and an AS to boot. His issue? Staying healthy. I would go into it with him as closer, but do what theyre doing just in case he gets hurt. When hes healthy, hes a top closer.

     
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    Pick up Hanrahan, then trade Bailey plus more to LAD for SP...and not their scraps.  One of their top 5 like lilly.  Maybe possible to add Buch and get Kershaw?

     
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    not a bad approach. this does not look like the year to upgrade our SP without paying out of the nose 1 way or another.. i guess the enxt best thing is have a crazy good BP. which is much easier to do. Especially if Bard comes back

     
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    Pick up Hanrahan, then trade Bailey plus more to LAD for SP...and not their scraps.  One of their top 5 like lilly.  Maybe possible to add Buch and get Kershaw?




    its championship or bust for LA, no way they give up their best pitcher (a true ace) for bailey and buch.

     
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    only way this makes sense is if the sox are planning on trading bailey to fill another need. otherwise, i would take my chances on bailey for 2013.

     
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    In the end this report regardless of the whether is gets done or not? Signals clearly that Cherington is not done putting the finishing touches on the roster. My guess is that if he adds another big arm to the back end of the pen it can't do anything but help...It's a formula that has been used with success by the Yankees the last two or three seasons to mask a suspect rotation. Get 5 or 6 innings out of the any and all of the starters not named Sabathia, then in games where they have the lead. The final 9 outs belong to the pen.

     
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    It would be nice if you could find 5 guys that could throw 6 innings every night and have a pen that shuts the other team down every night for 9 outs--good point Bean.

    We are set-up for that possible scenario, we just have to be sure we have the hammer or two for the ninth. Soriano fot two and $13 might be the right move for the Hammer.

     
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    I think it's a great idea!  We have a lot of GOOD relievers.....none are great...or even VERY good. Pitching wins games and relief pitchers win games!!  Boston was THIRD last season in blown saves with 22....YEP...TWENTY TWO!!!  I get such a kick out of all of you who say that we are OK with Bailey, Taz, Mel, Ace etc.....they were there last year and helped contribute to a VERY poor outcome in regards to the BP.  A strong BP stregthens the entire pitching staff.  Remember when the Sox of a few years ago had a cohesive group of pitchers in the pen that did everything together....all the way to playing percussion songs with water bottles in the pen??  They came in, they knew their job and they almost always came through.  It lessoned the load on the starters and SHUT THE GAME DOWN FOR THE OPPONENT!  Get a VERY GOOD or GREAT closer down and they WILL win more games!!

     
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    We have seen it over the past two years you can never have enough pitching. Sign him or Soriano and I'm damn happy.

     
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    I think it's a great idea!  We have a lot of GOOD relievers.....none are great...or even VERY good. Pitching wins games and relief pitchers win games!!  Boston was THIRD last season in blown saves with 22....YEP...TWENTY TWO!!!  I get such a kick out of all of you who say that we are OK with Bailey, Taz, Mel, Ace etc.....they were there last year and helped contribute to a VERY poor outcome in regards to the BP.  A strong BP stregthens the entire pitching staff.  Remember when the Sox of a few years ago had a cohesive group of pitchers in the pen that did everything together....all the way to playing percussion songs with water bottles in the pen??  They came in, they knew their job and they almost always came through.  It lessoned the load on the starters and SHUT THE GAME DOWN FOR THE OPPONENT!  Get a VERY GOOD or GREAT closer down and they WILL win more games!!




    those 22 blown saves are not a good measure of our BP last year. after a horrendous start (where most of those blown saves came from. we had what? 5 blown saves in the first 3 games?) the BP ended up being one of our strongest assest at the end of the season. once they had time together and meshed as a group they turned it on and were pretty much lights out (except when aceves was pitching and i was at fenway.... 3 blown save by ace in the 3 games i attended last season lol). Our BP in 2013 is already going to be one of the best and deepest in the game and that is doubly so if bard makes a comeback and/or we add guys like Hanrahan/Soriano

     
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    I am 100% in favor of getting this guy.  Then dump Bailey while people still think he has "electric stuff"

    By 15 July, Bailey will have as much value in a trade as Bard does.

     

     
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    In response to Beantowne's comment:

    In the end this report regardless of the whether is gets done or not? Signals clearly that Cherington is not done putting the finishing touches on the roster. My guess is that if he adds another big arm to the back end of the pen it can't do anything but help...It's a formula that has been used with success by the Yankees the last two or three seasons to mask a suspect rotation. Get 5 or 6 innings out of the any and all of the starters not named Sabathia, then in games where they have the lead. The final 9 outs belong to the pen.



    Bingo! The best BP in the league won't do much good if the SP falters. We got Dempster to replace Beckett and Lackey is essentially replacing Dice-K/Cook. If the BP gets taxed too early and too often, it will be an uphill battle to be sure.

     
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    In response to Kingface12's comment:

    I think it's a great idea!  We have a lot of GOOD relievers.....none are great...or even VERY good. Pitching wins games and relief pitchers win games!!  Boston was THIRD last season in blown saves with 22....YEP...TWENTY TWO!!!  I get such a kick out of all of you who say that we are OK with Bailey, Taz, Mel, Ace etc.....they were there last year and helped contribute to a VERY poor outcome in regards to the BP.  A strong BP stregthens the entire pitching staff.  Remember when the Sox of a few years ago had a cohesive group of pitchers in the pen that did everything together....all the way to playing percussion songs with water bottles in the pen??  They came in, they knew their job and they almost always came through.  It lessoned the load on the starters and SHUT THE GAME DOWN FOR THE OPPONENT!  Get a VERY GOOD or GREAT closer down and they WILL win more games!!




    those 22 blown saves are not a good measure of our BP last year. after a horrendous start (where most of those blown saves came from. we had what? 5 blown saves in the first 3 games?) the BP ended up being one of our strongest assest at the end of the season. once they had time together and meshed as a group they turned it on and were pretty much lights out (except when aceves was pitching and i was at fenway.... 3 blown save by ace in the 3 games i attended last season lol). Our BP in 2013 is already going to be one of the best and deepest in the game and that is doubly so if bard makes a comeback and/or we add guys like Hanrahan/Soriano




    Not a good measure??  in 2004 they had the fewest amount of blown saves (8 I think) and in 2007 they had the 3rd fewest (11 I think).....sorry I don't share your outlook on our strong BP....but they did nothing to prove themselves.....unless you count decent numbers in the meeningless games in the last 2 months of the season as being meaningful......

     
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