Re: We have to talk about Corky
1. Great thread title. One of the year's best.
2. Reds did have Olivo this spring. He's a major league catcher. But unlike Navarro last year, Olivo wasn't compliant. He left for a major league job elsewhere.
3. As I said in yesterday's game thread, with due respect to Corky who's had a good career as an MLB backup/AAA player, at this stage Walt shouldn't be using him at the big league level. Not on a contending team.
4. Overall, the catcher's spot has been a serious problem this season. The one bright spot is that Mes has had quite a bit of playing time. I'm seeing improvement defensively and I always thought his hitting would come around.
Of the prospects now at the major league level, I'm most hopeful about Mes for a number of reasons.