Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone
If I were Olivo I think I would search out and see if there was another AAA job out there. I don't think anyone is going to offer him a big league gig after the spring he just had, but I would think someone could offer him a better AAA job where he isn't behind two guys like Hanigan/Mesoraco.
I don't know that they have to match the $100,000 offer for him, but either way, if he spend a decent amount of time in the Majors this year because he goes somewhere else and he performs in AAA, he will make more than the difference up in a short period of time.
This could also leave the Reds doing a little bit of scrambling for a catcher at some level if they were counting on having one of Mesoraco/Olivo in AAA to start the year.