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?
It depends largely on how the pitchers are pitching.
If Hanigan's guys are dominating (at this point, three of Bailey, Latos, Cueto, and Chapman), why would you mess with a good thing? The offense is going to be good enough without Mesoraco's help.
However, late in a game, I wouldn't be averse to Mesoraco pinch hitting and a double switch with either a reliever or Heisey in CF.
(And I kind of resent the insinuation of "straight answer." You can't give a straight answer to any of these.)