Originally Posted by dougdirt
Mesoraco may believe he should have gotten more strike calls for his pitchers, but he was still above league average in that department.
I don't think he breaks out this year because he won't get the chance. He will once again be catching 2-3 times a week depending on how the rotation goes.
I gotta agree 100%.....no way in hades does dusty allow Mes to catch more than 5 games in a 10 game stretch and I think that is the upper part of what he will see.....more like 3-4 in a 10 game stretch.....I am not so sure that is a knock in Mes as much as it is a feather in the cap of Hanny....Hannigan has really become a guy that pitcher just love to pitch to and now we are seeing Hanny really become a hitter....his average is not where I would like it but you rarely see him go up there swinging at balls....his ability to hit backside and not give the opposing 2 weak links in a row to pitch to is what will keep Hanny out there over mes.......now is mes comes in and knocks the cover off the ball in his rare starts then maybe by mid season Dusty will have no choice but to play him more...or an injury.....but without those 2 things happening Mes will be once again a benchwarmer and day game filler for our Rotation.