Originally Posted by jimbo
If Mesoraco ends up taking over the main catching duties by the end of the season, then I hope it means that he has earned it by displaying the talent most of us thought he had. I hope nobody is insinuating that it should be given to him because they think he has a huge up-side and potential. Until I see him performing on the field, at this point I still think Hanigan is the better option of the two.
No, I think he'll make huge strides this year and force the issue. I see Mesoraco as a huge part of the offense going forward. Last year, I believe, was simply him adjusting to the majors.
I'm a Hanigan fan, and have been for a while. He's getting older, though, and catchers don't tend to wear well. Also, I think that when Mes does break out, he's going to hit at a whole other level.
Edge trilogy, by me.
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