Originally Posted by mth123
I don't think he could get anything all that valuable. If he could get a decent LOOGY (better than Manny Parra), a decent Utility IF who isn't a complete waste withe the bat (think Adam Rosales) or somebody's 10 to 15 prospect coupled with saving a couple million dollars and clearing the path for Mesoraco, I think it's time. He'll be 33/34 next season.
As for Hanigan's offense: (in Response to Steve who makes a lot of good points on a regular basis)
2010 .834 OPS
2011 .714 OPS
2012 .703 OPS
2013 .530 OPS
He'll be 33 in August and looking at his best seasons in the rearview mirror. If Barnhart isn't ready, low cost vets who can back-up catcher are around. Hanigan could play that role, but I think as long as he's here, Mes won't ever get full claim to the job. I'd move him and stash a low cost vet at AAA a la Dioner Navarro whie giving Barnhart first crack at the back-up job.
Given their professed love for him, I really think Hanigan could fetch one of Lee r Beckham. Rays have Y.Escobar, Zobrist and K.Johnson in the middle infield, with both of these prospects at AAA (although Lee is currently injured). They clearly have good depth at the position and the Reds have very little. Meanwhile after this season Hanigan could be expendable and the Rays have had their sights on him specifically for a long time.