Originally Posted by Captain13
The guy hit at least 10 HRs a year in Seattle each of the past 7 seasons, it gives Mes a chance to catch everyday and learn from Corky. Power on the bench is a good thing. Young players playing everyday is a good thing. Mes teamed with Corky for a season is a great thing. Hannigan playing every day is good thing. So Olivo isn't going to throw out (m)any baserunners; I think the other things this does makes it a great signing.
Hanigan can't play every day. So every day that he can't, you probably trot out the worst catcher in MLB. Hanigan is an excellent defensive catcher. Mesoraco is an above-average one. Olivo is TERRIBLE. At the plate, Hanigan can hit. Mesoraco, even last year, was ok for a catcher. Olivo sucks at hitting.
Getting Mesoraco more playing time is nice, but at the expense of sucking some life out of your offense and hurting your pitching staff?