Originally Posted by Raisor
So no one wants to go out on a limb and give us a straight answer on what Mes needs to do?
I give you the following:
After two months, Hannigan is playing to his career averages. Mes is OPSing 850 and is an average defender. What happens next?
I gave a pretty straight up answer I think.
If that happens, you should probably go closer to 50/50. If it holds up a little longer, then go to Mes outright.
But I think Hanigan needs to be catching Chapman every start, and Arroyo is probably going to ask for Hanigan as well. Homer also appeared to be a lot better when pitching to Hanigan last year.
That's going to be the tricky aspect. To make that switch, you're going to have to tell a pitcher that they don't get to pitch to the catcher they feel most comfortable with. Personally, I would have no qualms telling Bronson that Devin is his catcher from now on, because I don't think Arroyo needs a personal catcher, plus he can probably help Mes develop as a game caller a bit.