Re: Devin Mesoraco
Its the age old question that has been asked around baseball for generations, especially when it comes to young catching prospects playing behind a veteran. At what point do you genuinley commit to the young guy, who by all accounts is "your future" in regards to the position, and start fading out the veteran? Giving Mes token spot starts is not going to help either Mes or the Reds in the long term.
I agree, Hanigan is the better option in regards to defense, but that is because he has played and honed his craft. The only way for Mes to do the same is to play (more than once a week) at the MLB level. Let him catch Cueto and Latos some. Hanigan has done a fine job, don't get me wrong, but the time for Mes to get his shot as a consistent starter is fast approaching. For now though, Mes just has to make the most of his opportunities, one of them being tonight.