Originally Posted by mth123
While I kind of agree, OTOH, I'd rather sign Grandal than worry about losing Danny Rae Herrera, Micah Owings or Enerio Del Rosario. My problem with giving him a 40 man spot is that it makes the timetable for a major league spot pretty quick and I'm not sure he'll be ready that quickly.
Odds are, a Major League deal would mean that 2014 would be the last year he could be optioned. As polished as he supposedly is, it probably wouldn't be a big deal. Devin Mesoraco was about as raw as it gets, and it looks like he'll be ready by next year or so. Meanwhile Ryan Hanigan, Devin Mesoraco, and possibly Kevin Coddington are probably going to be the only in-house catching options on the 40-man roster in a couple years anyway.