Re: Reds Re-Sign Miller
Corky is a replacement level player. IMO having a few of these type of guys stashed in AAA as insurance is a great idea. In past years they filled out the Reds 25 man roster.
I was thinking whether re-signing Corky forshadowed anything regarding Mes. I don't think so.
1) Walt could still think Mes needs more AAA time. He brought Corky back as a mentor. Walt will try to sign some cheap backup catcher to go with Hanigan until Mes is ready.
2) Walt thinks Mes could be ready at the start of the season but isn't sure. Corky can be the backup catcher if Mes struggles in spring training or if Mes makes the team Corky is the 3rd catcher stashed at AAA in case of injury.
In either scenario bringing Corky back on a minor league deal makes sense.