Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Maybe I'm just old fashioned but their offensive production is adequate for their position IMO. Especially if Hanigan gets more playing time making the defense top notch there. I know Hanny tends to get nailed for his shortcomings but I don't think his tendency last year to not hit well with RISP is something that will continue, he just seemed to try to do to much when that occcured and I think he will fix that issue as he gains experience. On Hernandez I don't really have any problem at all with his offense, sure he doesn't have the bat he once had but I think he usually does well at understanding the situation and doing what is called for from a team scoring approach. Overall he is a smidge below average maybe but I've seen much worse in semi-recent years.
I won't say I think they are an ideal combo back there but I don't believe they are hopeless and worthless which I tend to get that vibe on RZ, not you perse'.
I don't think they are hopeless or worthless either.
It's just my honest opinion that Hernandez is over rated both offensively and defensively and he's getting old for a catcher. Again, I hope my opinion is proven wrong.
I love Hanigan's defense and plate discipline and I couldn't care less about his or anyone else's' batting average with RISP. I like Hanigan but I'm afraid he just doesn't have the body type or strength to catch everyday in MLB.
I hope you're right though.