Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco
Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton
As I have said eleventy billion times in this thread (along with others), Meseraco will win the starting job when his ability to call games improves to the point that he is more valuable than Hanigan; or when Hanigan deteriorates to the point that he is no longer effective, whichever comes first.
Bryan Price reinforced this in an interview question asked by George Grande on Reds Live tonight.
George Grande: We know Ryan Hanigan's been tremendous behind the plate, but Devin Meseraco has made some major strides this year.
Bryan Price: He has. He really has. It's so much with him a confidence thing. It's understanding what pitch to call. What's the strength of the pitcher? Where are the holes with the hitter? What does the situation dictate? Going out there and making calls with confidence ... he's been terrific.
First of all, you realize Price is talking about Mes there, not Hanigan, right?
Second of all, as Hanigan's .569 OPS shows, he is no longer effective.
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