Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I think Barnhart is a likely major leaguer at his floor, assuming health. His glove should get him there. If he adds power, he's a legitimate starting option. But he'll have to add that power to do anything more than be a career backup.
I think Barnhart may be a perrfect tandem partner to pair with Mesaraco and he should be ready to make his debut about the time Hanigan's extension is up. Of course, Fleury is a rung or two above him and could be decent backup option also. The fact that both are capable of htting from the left-side is interesting also.
One other possibility is that Mes could move to another position in Barnhart were to come on and they wanted to save his bat by reducing the wear and tear of catching, but that is WAY down the road.
One thing is certain though, as long as you have solid catching propects at the top and in the pipeline, you'll always have trading partners.