Re: Mes: Rookie Season Part II
Originally Posted by TOBTTReds
This was the most disappointing thing for me...I thought his catching/receiving was so poor. Yes, he has a great arm, but his footwork and receiving was just so bad. I didn't really expect that from him.
I'm a big fan of his though, and I hope he comes out guns-a-blazin this year. I'd love to see him catching 3 of 5 games instead of just 2 or even one. As of now, I'd say there is no way he is catching Chapman, and Dusty is probably set on Hanigan catching Cueto and probably Latos (considering he improved with Hanigan, although his entire career has been marked with similar improvement later in the year).
Agreed. I was not concerned about his hitting AT ALL. I couldn't have cared less. For me, it was him being solid defensively and learning the pitchers. I understand Bronson wanting a specific catcher...but I really would've preferred a more balanced mix in regards to who Mes/Hanny caught. Devin needs to learn the intricacies of ALL of the starters. IMO that's STILL job #1 in season 2. Simply because Dusty & co. failed in that respect. Spread the wealth!
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.