Originally Posted by muddie
What are you seeing that most people aren't? Granted Hanigan is the 'vet'...what gives you the impression that the pitchers don't like Mez behind the plate?
These are my opinions, not facts, from observing during games, reading between the lines from quotes, etc.
I'm hard on young guys. They really need to show me something before I buy in. I was never ever on the Stubbs hype machine bandwagon. Seems like there's a bunch of it for Mez too.
And I like the underappreciated guys like Hanigan. Outside of hitting, he's probably one of the best gamecalling and best defensive catchers in the game, yet he goes somewhat unnoticed and unappreciated. And it's not like he's a bust at the plate either, except for power.
I hope Mez springs to life and earns his place this season. Notice I said "earns".
Too many times I see guys just handed things. I want him to earn it.
Yeah, I'm old school. LOL.