Originally Posted by swaisuc
Right, and maybe knowing the player as they do, they have decided he's a major league ready starter at catcher that happens to be stuck behind Hanigan. Maybe that call you referred to from the AAA coaching staff that he's too good for that level has already happened. What should they do if that's the case?
My view, then, would be to send him down for a briefer stay.
AAA serves a developmental purpose -- but, it could also be used to jump start his bat. Let him play every day for 6 weeks, and hopefully get it going.
I consider last year a pretty disastrous stretch for Mes. He didn't play that well, he didn't get a lot of chances. I don't want to see that happen again.
So if the Reds feel he is really on the cusp, then I would tell him he's going down to catch every day for a brief time, and when he gets back he will get a big chance.
And when he comes back up, i'd play him at least fifty percent of the time, if not more.