Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Ok then. Put up or shut up time.
If Mes and Hanigan each caught the Reds staff for one full season. How much better would the staffs ERA be with Hanigan?
It isn't going to happen, so there is no way to try and confirm something one way or the other.
Last year, of the relievers on the team, more of them had a better ERA with Mesoraco than with Hanigan. If you remove Chapman from the situation, since Hanigan had a much larger portion of time catching him than Mesoraco, the rest of the bullpen had a better strikeout rate and walk rate with Mesoraco. But somehow, the starters would just all fall apart with him behind the plate.