Re: 25 man roster concerns....
Originally Posted by IslandRed
Hanigan's about to turn 28 years old, so I don't think "upside" really applies. Depending on his ability behind the plate, he *might* be a candidate for a backup job next year. But considering it was just this year that he became a decent hitter in Triple-A, I don't think you could put him behind the plate in Cincinnati and expect anything except replacement level, and maybe not even that. I don't think it would hurt anything to take a look but he's not someone to make plans around.
Agreed. I shouldn't have said "upside" for Hannigan. But the point remains. Our current 3 have NOT been cutting it. Defensively OR offensively. There isn't squat out there on the FA market for catchers and the Rangers are going to be asking for a kings ransom for one of their 3 available backstops. So get Hannigan up here NOW and give the FO a chance to see if he's a workable solution for next year...and 'possibly' beyond. Of course if Mesaraco picks it up....Hannigan would be a short-term solution.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.