Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
I have absolutely nothing against Ramon Hernandez and am actually glad they brought him back as he's a good mentor, but I still can't understand what it's going to take for Hanigan to win the job. Good hitter that gets on base a ton, excellent catcher, throws base runners out and calls a great game. What's not to like about him?
Hernandez has played well so far this season. His OPS+ is 106, which is excellent for a catcher. He's playing well defensively for the most part, and, most importantly, he's a familiar voice for the Reds' Spanish-speaking contingent of hurlers.
He keeps Hanigan rested and vice versa.
Baker has really brought Hanigan in way more than I though he would. He's playing about half the games right now, catching Arroyo, Bailey, and some of Harang. Best of all, it's working. Really, really well. Why mess with success?