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Joel Hanrahan 2014 Outlook

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#1 DudeMcDude



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:45 AM

He might be worth a stash for anyone with NA spots in their league. I stashed him in two because I had room. Rotoworld blurb below.

According to Marc Carig of New York Newsday, the Mets are expected to watch free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan when he throws for teams in a few weeks.
Hanrahan, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery, should be ready to contribute at some point during the first half. The Mets are focusing on internal options with Bobby Parnell (elbow) done for the year, but Hanrahan is a logical alternative for the late innings. He could get some save chances if he signs with New York. Apr 7 - 4:21 PM
Source: New York Newsday

C - Wilson Ramos, Yasmani Grandal, Blake Swihart

1B - Lucas Duda, Brandon Belt, Josh Bell (OF)

2B - Brian Dozier

SS - Elvis Andrus, Orlando Arcia, Franklin Barreto, Ozhaino Albies, Nick Gordon, Jorge Mateo

3B - Nolan Arenado, Matt Carpenter, Kris Bryant, Gilbert Lara

LF - Alex Gordon, Marcell Ozuna (CF), Jesse Winker, Michael Conforto

CF - Matt Kemp (LF, RF), AJ Pollock, Brandon Nimmo, Raimel Tapia

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#2 fletch44



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

I'm guessing he's signed by the weekend.

Joel Hanrahan: At least six teams to watch Joel Hanrahan
Joel Hanrahan - R - BOS - Apr. 13 - 2:09 pm et
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets, Yankees, Royals, Athletics, Red Sox and Dodgers are among the teams expected to watch Joel Hanrahan (elbow) throw on Thursday.
Heyman also lists the Cardinals, Indians, Rays, Rockies, Rangers and Angels as other teams that could possibly be interested in the veteran reliever. Hanrahan, who is 11 months removed from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries, had a throwing session for clubs last month and was reportedly clocked in the 90-92 mph range. He should catch on with someone soon. Apr. 13 - 2:09 pm et
Source: CBSSports.com

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:39 PM

I clicked onto/into this thread and expected to possibly see the Mets front and center...

I have to think they're the favorites, especially with the injury to Parnell. Sure, Papa Grande is OK now, but he's gonna drop-off. Perhaps in the time from now, to them, 90-92 can err a little closer to something in the range of 92-95MPH, for a guy who lives on swing & miss stuff.

This said, the Mets had been linked to him even in the winter or over the winter meetings, or maybe late winter it was, after the winer meetings (JAN perhaps)-- but they've been linked multiple times now, and for that alone I view them as the favorites. NYY could always stand a chance, but I don't know/doubt it .... ditto to BOS. Once deposed in situation like that and knowing if/when Koji is back he's right out of the potential gig he may earn when there? I wouldn't wanna risk it in his shoes playing for next year really...
Mets have the best path to eventual saves and a potential value rebuild for a guy like him.
recap w/ 2 wks remaining...
C Derek Norris+, 1B Matt Adams, 2B Anthony Rendon, 3B Casey McGehee, SS Alexei Ramirez, CI Brock Holt, MI Arismendy Alcantara, OF(x5) Giancarlo Stanton, Ben Revere, J.D. Martinez, Christian Yellich, Jorge Soler(opening day N/A stash), UTL(x2) Juan Lagares, Khris Davis
BN OF Lorenzo Cain, OF Carl Crawford
SP(x3) Chris Sale, Zach Greink, Phil Hughes, RP(x3) Joe Nathan, Hector Rondon, Edward Mujica, P(SP/RP-x3) Neftali Feliz, Tony Sipp, Chad Qualls, BN Scott Kazmir SP, Carlos Carrasco SP/RP, Jake Arrieta SP
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:04 AM

What's the chances of Joel coming in and actually doing well? I know a lot I that depends on the team he joins and the role he plays. Best case scenario he takes over for the mets. But is he a better alternative then papa grande

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2b--- Jose Altube

SS--- Ian Desmond, Starlin Castro

3b---Manny Machado, Kyle Seagar

OF--- Andrew McCutchen

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OF--- Starlin Marte

UTIL---Chris Davis

Bench---Mookie Betts, Jorge Soler

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SP---Matt Harvy

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

Depends what Hanrahan wants. Does he want to pitch on a good team with a chance to go deep into the playoffs and win a title? If so, he is likely coming in and pitching in 6th and 7th inning roles. However, if his goal is to rebuild his value as a closer, then a 1 yr deal with a team like the mets seems like his best bet.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:42 PM

I'm desperate for closers. What are the chances he comes back and wins the closer role?
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1B - Chris Davis
2B - Omar Infante
3B - Edwin Encarnacion
SS - Alcides Escobar
OF - Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, Coco Crisp
Util - Pablo Sandoval, J.D. Martinez
Bench- Curtis Granderson
DL - Emilio Bonifacio

SP - Felix Hernandez, Johnny Cueto, Alfredo Simon, Justin Verlander, Hiroki Kuroda
RP - Fransico Rodriguez, Joe Nathan, Joe Smith
Bench - Aaron Harang, Ordisamer Despaigne, Santiago Castilla, Neil Ramierz, Joba Chamberlain
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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

I'm desperate for closers. What are the chances he comes back and wins the closer role?

Pretty much nonexistent. Joe Nathan has that job locked down.

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