Re: Is the pitching a coincidence?
I like what I see of Hanigan, but would like to see some Castillo behind the plate also. From what I've seen--yes, a rather small sample--Hanigan has the skills, both as a batter and as a catcher, to be our starting catcher next year. If I were GM BAko and Valentin would be gone next year. Valentin isn't a catcher, just a pinch hitter and occasional first baseman. If there is a decent catcher FA sign him or use one of our extra pitchers in a trade as a platoon or back up to Hanigan as insurance. Pitchers have responded well to Hanigan. Give him the job in Spring Training.