Re: Reds catching 2013 and after
Originally Posted by jimbo
Why is it so terrible? Ten years ago, I would probably agree with you because those teams weren't built to compete. This team is now built to not only compete, but to win a championship. They are going to put, what they feel, is the best product on the field, and most people in the organization feel that Hanigan is their best option at catcher. Hanigan has proven that he should be playing 60-70% of the time on this team, but that doesn't mean they should trade their backup catcher just because he might be able to play more somewhere else.
Because you are basically wasting a very valuable asset. If all you are going to do with a highly regarded young catcher is have him around as Hanny's caddy, then he should have been dealt for something of use then just sign a backup catcher. Now that Mes has sit around on the bench for a year, his trade value is gone.
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.