Re: Ryan Hanigan....
Hanigan is a decent OBP guy (just adequate mind you but likely better than Bako) with almost no power. As a backup I think he fits the bill okay but Craig Tatum is close behind and, imo, much better suited long term as the backup. He has some pop and is a plus defender. Tatum's stock has fallen since reaching Chattanooga but hopefully he'll get back on track.
Alvin Colina was a hot shot prospect for Colorado once, too and see how that worked out. None of these guys are really an answer to anything except a once a week backup role. Mesaraco may be the real deal but he's along way off.
If the Reds want to improve the catching spot they can only do it by trade. Hanigan, Colina or Tatum might be cheaper for the same production as Bako and Ross but they still won't be anyone's definition of good. Just my opinion.
Last edited by RedlegJake; 05-25-2008 at 03:23 AM.