Re: Reds catching 2013 and after
I'd love to see a 50-50 split right out of the gate. Now is the time to get Devin's confidence back and to let him prove he's capable of handling a major-league staff and big-time pitchers. And as Doug hinted at, it wouldn't kill a few of the vet pitchers to step up and accept Mes as capable receiver, even if he doesn't call the best game in the NL. As much as we all love Hanigan, the guy is a much better player when he's rested, and I think most of us can agree that Mesoraco's offensive potential blows away Hanigan's peak years, which we probably just witnessed between 2010-2012. And
A year ago a lot of writers were picking Mes for ROY, in part due to his solid defense at a premium position. I'm sure a little of that got into his head. Hopefully the kid approaches this year with a new mindset, because they sky's the limit, and it starts this year.