Re: Reds catching 2013 and after
Here's the thing, what exactly does this team need to make it worth dealing Mes? If he's properly valued, than he's valued as a top 10 prospect. Teams usually don't deal prospects for prospects, so they probably won't get an arm for the next couple of years when the rotation guys start leaving town. If not that, you know what this team's biggest need would be if Mes was dealt? I'd say a decent catcher who can catch 40% or so of the team's innings while holding promise that he could produce in his 250 or so PAs and be the man in the near future when the team's 33 y/o starter requires sliding into a reduced role or leaves town completely. Anything else they'd get for him would have an even lesser role than playing 40% of the time behind the plate.
Dealing Mes really makes no sense for this year or the future IMO.
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