Originally Posted by Vottomatic
All I'm saying is let's not use a little over 2 weeks of MLB as a barometer of where any MLB hitter is going to end up statistically come the end of September.
If Hanigan is finished as a hitter, we'll know late in the season.
I was hoping Mez would do something to warrant more playing time, like hit better or gain the respect of the pitching staff defensively. All you hear is how much the pitchers like Hanigan behind the plate.
Spring Training is simply Spring Training. The real baseball is going on now. Xavier Paul has done well and there are conversations about putting him in the starting lineup. If Mez was hitting well, more people might be on his bandwagon. But he simply doesn't take advantage of his opportunities.
I totally agree with you and admitted that 2 weeks isn't a barometer for an entire season when I said I doubt hell it .88 all year. But 2 weeks is a decent amount of baseball for a guy to be in a slump, especially with a guy behind him that may very well turn out to be a better player. I know what hanigan means to this pitching staff and defense. I'm not saying bench him completely. I'm just saying let Mes catch three pitchers a few times through the rotation or maybe evey other turn through the rotation so he can learn all of the reds pitchers and we can gain a real barometer of what he will be at the plate. 2 weeks is t enough to judge but neither is 1 to 2 games started a week for a player who was a hot prospect used to everyday play.