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    Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    Hanrahan closing deal on new role
    Veteran reliever embracing being Nats' ninth-inning man

    By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com

    Joel Hanrahan knew the Nationals eventually wanted to make him a closer.

    He just didn't know it would come so soon. During his first full year in the Major Leagues in 2008, Hanrahan -- a second-round Draft pick of the Dodgers in 2000 -- came into a team with veteran experience in the back end of the bullpen, with Chad Cordero and Jon Rauch. But Cordero's injury troubles, followed by the trade of Rauch in July, made Hanrahan the Nationals' go-to closer down the stretch.

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    Re: Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    Someone's stock just went up in my fantasy baseball draft...



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    Re: Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    Brother or cousin?



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    I think it's funny that they call him a veteran...



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    Re: Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    That's your brother, right?


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    Re: Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    Thats Great News......... Congrats



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    That's your brother, right?
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    Re: Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    He should be able to finance that sports bar/pub now that he is becoming even more secure in the show.


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    Re: Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    That's awesome for Joel! I hope the Nats lineup and starters actually give him at least a few opportunities to SAVE games.



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    Re: Hanrahan Closing Deal on New Role

    Good read. Thanks for that.

    How does he feel about moving to the closer role after being a starter for so long?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Good read. Thanks for that.

    How does he feel about moving to the closer role after being a starter for so long?
    He loves it... If he was going to be a reliever he wanted to be THE reliever... He also likes being able to let it fly and not hold back...



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    Go Nats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    He should be able to finance that sports bar/pub now that he is becoming even more secure in the show.
    Let's wait until he has at least had an arbitration year



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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Let's wait until he has at least had an arbitration year
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