Re: Hanigan to the DL, Corky Miller purchased from AAA, Masset to 60 day
It seemed to me, w/ Mes getting the nod when Cingrani got the call that the Reds were preparred to give Mes the Cingrani, Bailey & Leake part of the rotation (ie 3/5) until Johnny came back, then go from there. Now he's getting 4/5ths of the starts on a likely basis. Its time for Mes go grab the position by the reigns and live up to his top prospect status and future ML regular. It appears that is exactly what Mes is going to do.
As far as Corky goes, he's an organizational man. I doubt anyone from the front office, to the scouts to Corky himself views Corky as a ML regular, but I think they recognize a guy that has coaching potential down the road, a guy who has dealt w/ being a mentor to catching prospects in the past, a guy who by all acounts is good in the clubhouse. His call up is both a reward and the realization that when Hannigan comes back, Corky is going to clear waivers and go back to AAA. That may result in 5-6 starts over the next month if everything goes as planned prior to Hannigan's return. Sometimes doing things like this has long term benefits beyond the current season. If corky didn't have some sort of long term value to the organization, the 2 would have parted ways some time back and no one would have thought otherwise.