Originally Posted by kaldaniels
If that was the case why let him rot on the Cincinnati bench?
You need two catchers, and Mesoraco seems a better option (IMO) than Olivo as a backup catcher. He might, too, find some of that minor league power and become what many here on Redszone think he is.
I fail to understand how playing 40% of the time (if he hits well enough to hang onto the job) is in any way "rotting". Especially if the guy puts up a less than replacement level season.