Re: I know some are against Hannigan but....
The reality from a catching and receiving standpoint is that Hanigan has long been a very underrated player behind the dish. In 2009, he lead baseball in runs saves and in catching people stealing, even edging Yadi out. He's pretty consistently in the top tier of those metrics from year to year.
Even in last year's scuffles, Reds pitchers posted a 4.16 ERA on the year but 3.97 when Hanigan caught. The team was 79-83 overall, but 38-35 in his 73 starts. Hernandez (and now Mesaroco) have a lot of value based on their offensive numbers. I never thought Hernandez was a particularly extraordinary talent at handling pitchers, though, as much as I liked him.
Ryan is and has been the best guy on our active team at if for a few years. Couldn't be happier to have him extended affordably until Mes continues to grow some. I hope he picks up a lot from how Ryan handles himself, both at-bat, behind the dish, and with the fans.