Originally Posted by The Rage
You mean the combination of Leake/Bailey and Mes is working well(or well enough in Bailey's case as he does have multiple QS's)? What would Arroyo be afraid of with Mes? Tell me that.
It has nothing to do with being afraid of Mes. A lot of pitchers have preferred catchers that they're comfortable with, guys who are on the same page with what they're trying to do. Arroyo+Hanigan is working, there's no reason at all to mess with that.
We tried Latos with Mesoraco and it was really bad, not putting it all on Mes here, but we would not have made the switch to Hanigan unless the two guys weren't comfortable working together. And Latos has been better since.
Cueto can pick whoever he wants imo. So to get Mes time, he gets Leake and Bailey by default.