Originally Posted by fitz1
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.
I don't understand why we haven't seen Castillo as a catcher. That's his value. If he doesn't catch, he's a utility guy without a plus. If he can do the job behind the plate, he's a catcher with remarkable versatility. If he's to have a chance to make the team next year, it will probably be as the third catcher. So why in the heck don't they take a look at him in that way? At least for a game or two.
And while Edwin is nursing his wrist, can't we please see Rosales at 3B?