Originally Posted by tixe
I think the Reds should be very patient with him. Put him in at least halftime next year and give him time to develop. Within a couple of years, he could be in the top third of catchers, but don't expect that to happen immediately.
I hope (barring injury) that it breaks down to about a 60/40 platoon with Hanigan. I do think Mes wore down this season but also that his upside is pretty substantial. He may have a Brian McCann upside which would be fantastic.
I am slightly concerned about Hanigan and his wearing down as the season goes along. If he can't handle a part time load and breaks down towards the end of the season that will put more of the burden on Mes. It could end up being a very good thing, but it could also end up hurting him.