Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Why are we still carrying 3 catchers and Corey Patterson? Patterson certainly didn't EARN his promotion from Louisville. As for the kids down at Louisville...at the beginning of the season we didn't have any viable options for CF or C. That's not true right now. Both Hannigan & Dickerson have CONSISTANTLY hit and played d all season long.
I know you may disagree, but Walt probably doesn't think much of Hannigan and Dickerson.
Here is the problem. Let's say Dickerson is marginally better than Patterson. I do not agree, but let's assume that.
You release Patterson and bring up Dickerson. Then you get another OF injury. What do you do?
This team is paper thin. The young talent is very questionable at best. No point in giving playing time to another Anderson Machado type. (Or other very marginal prospects the Reds have wasted playing time on).
I don't know much about Hannigan, but Dickerson seems to be purely organizational fodder, to be called up in an emergency only.
Let's assume the Reds' scouts think Dickerson has no ML future. If we go under that assumption, we might as well just keep Patterson, since we are paying for him, and he is better than Dickerson.
In summary, Walt probably doesn't agree that Dickerson and Hannigan are ready. Or if they are ready, he doesn't think they are part of the future. Walt had no problem with bringing up other kids that he thought could help, so I doubt he's prejudiced against Dickerson.