Re: Trade Mesoraco?
Bailey took off with Hanigan as his catcher. Arroyo, Latos, Cueto-- all did well with Hanigan.
At the beginning of the season, Latos struggled with Mesoraco as his personal catcher. Bailey pitched decently with Mesoraco, but wasn't great at all. Leake struggled for the most part with Mes as his personal catcher.
While it's only one year of (limited) andecdotal evidence, it doesn't look as if the pitching staff as a whole pitched well with Mesoraco. His CERA was 4.19 during the 2012 season, while Hanigan led the league with a 3.05 CERA. Mes wasn't any better in 2011.
He may take off and learn how to call a game, frame pitches, and do all the little things catchers do to help their pitchers, but, so far, it seems as if he has a long way to go. I suspect he's more available than many on this site seem to think.
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