Originally Posted by M2
The only way Mes will get the starting gig is to rip it away from Hanigan. It's clear that no one's handing Mes anything. Yet the reality is Mes the power in his bat to take the job.
I don't think there is any argument that Mes has the bat power, but I've never considered the catching position as being an "offensive" position (I'm sure there are many here who may disagree with me though). The pitching staff and defense was very strong with Hanigan behind the plate last season. I want to see the same with Mes back there before I give him the job because of his bat.
Great catchers, IMO, are the ones who are masters of their craft when behind the plate. A great bat is just icing on the cake.