Originally Posted by Plus Plus
But there hasn't been any demonstration that Mesoraco is part of the plan, aside from him having a locker in the Reds' locker room. He was played identically to how Paul Bako or any other backup catcher would be played.
Mesoraco was part of a 40-60 plan. He didn't hit, the Reds were in the playoff/ pennant hunt, so he had to be sent down.
That hurt his AB total. This same AB total is apparenty what many posters on Redszone are up in arms about.
There seems to be five distinct plans on Redszone:
1) Give Mesoraco the majority of the ABs, with Hanigan as a backup in the hopes of him becoming a Brian McCann/ Matt Wieters.
2) Share the position 50/50, with the hope that Mesoraco becomes more hte major league version his minor league numbers suggest he might be.
3) Same 60/40 plan as last season, with Mesoraco earning more PT as he produces at the major league level.
4) Move Mesoraco to AAA for less pressure ABs, with Olivo playing Hanigan's caddy.
5) Move Mesoraco and every other prospect out of town because it's obvious the Reds don't value prospects or what they can bring.
I'm in favor of number three, as is woy, and, I think, edabbs.