Re: Miguel Olivo
He's always been on my short list of catchers we might pick up this winter. True, he doesn't draw walks and his OBP is lousy, but he does hit HR (23 in 2009) and turns up his offense a notch with men on base (65 RBI this season in 390 AB).
He's got a strong arm and can shut down an opponent's running game. He's not in Hanigan's league on his overall defensive skills, but he can reliably catch 75+ games, enough so Hanigan can rest occasionally and not wear down so much as he did the second half of this year.
Also, hailing from the Dominican Republic, Olivo could presumably hit it off well with our Dominican pitchers -- Cordero, Cueto, Volquez.