Re: Hanigan to the DL, Corky Miller purchased from AAA, Masset to 60 day
Hard to fault anybody here. Most teams don't have a world beater as their second Catcher and I certainly can't find fault that the 3rd guy on the depth chart is pretty iffy. Corky is familiar with the staff and is a good influence on Mesoraco. I know most don't look beyond the stat line, but I find it hard to believe that the Reds would find a 3rd catcher who would be much of an upgrade and worth passing on the other things Corky brings to the team. With Mes shouldering the load now, having Corky around is probably pretty helpful. I do think Corky should have made a better effort to stay in better shape, but we're talking 3rd catcher on the depth chart here who is stashed in AAA. Anybody better probably is on a major league roster somewhere. By mid-season, the next guy in line may well be Tucker Barnhart. It just seems pretty low on the list of things to worry about.
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