Originally Posted by Kc61
I agree. I don't like this personal catcher business.
Unfortunately, starting pitchers probably DO insist on certain catchers. And teams probably try to accomodate them.
That's another reason why I favor giving Devin more seasoning and then at some point (say April 2014) declaring him the starting catcher. When Mes is deemed ready, he's the guy most of the time, no negotiation.
It's just a question of picking the right moment.
This is why I think the Reds would be better off carrying Hanigan, Mes, and Olivo and dropping Paul from the 25 man. Frazier can be the emergency 5th outfielder and this allows Mes can be brought in judiciously to pinch hit and catch the relief corp on a regular basis. He can start fewer than 50% of the time (or even 40%) and still get frequent work.