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    Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    According to Mark Sheldon, Devin Mesoraco has made the team as the back-up catcher, and Miguel Olivo has been offered the mandatory $100 K bonus to go to AAA Louisville. See HERE.
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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Mes earned the shot. He crushed it this spring.

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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Olivo seems fine as an emergency guy in AAA. I'm happy to see Mes make the team.
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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Wait, what?

    I thought the Reds hated Mes, and were doing everything they could to thwart his progression?

    Devin has played great this spring- I'd love to see him push Hanny for playing time.

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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    I think we will be really really lucky if we get another injury free year out of Ryan. Mesoraco will play a big part on this team. He needs to step up.

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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Right decision. Challenge thy hitters.
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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Mes may force himself into the lineup before the year is out. When he emerges, the Reds' lineup will become seriously dangerous.

    Having said that, I hope Oliva accepts the offer. We need a proven guy waiting in the wings in case of injury. They say catching is a tiny bit rough on the body.

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    Congrats to Devin!!!
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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    If I were Olivo I think I would search out and see if there was another AAA job out there. I don't think anyone is going to offer him a big league gig after the spring he just had, but I would think someone could offer him a better AAA job where he isn't behind two guys like Hanigan/Mesoraco.

    I don't know that they have to match the $100,000 offer for him, but either way, if he spend a decent amount of time in the Majors this year because he goes somewhere else and he performs in AAA, he will make more than the difference up in a short period of time.

    This could also leave the Reds doing a little bit of scrambling for a catcher at some level if they were counting on having one of Mesoraco/Olivo in AAA to start the year.

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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    I'm guessing that Corky Miller is hoping Olivo moves on...LOL.
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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    How long does Olivo have to decide?

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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Where are all the people who were up in arms about Olivo being signed and Mesoraco being sent down to Louisville?

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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    If I were Olivo I think I would search out and see if there was another AAA job out there. I don't think anyone is going to offer him a big league gig after the spring he just had, but I would think someone could offer him a better AAA job where he isn't behind two guys like Hanigan/Mesoraco.

    I don't know that they have to match the $100,000 offer for him, but either way, if he spend a decent amount of time in the Majors this year because he goes somewhere else and he performs in AAA, he will make more than the difference up in a short period of time.

    This could also leave the Reds doing a little bit of scrambling for a catcher at some level if they were counting on having one of Mesoraco/Olivo in AAA to start the year.
    I bet he could make the Yankees. They're going with Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli.
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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Glad to see this, Mes absolutely deserved to be on the team. Hopefully he gets plenty of playing time this season, and cashes in on it.

    Now hopefully they make the right move with Hoover.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone

    Hopefully Mez rots on the bench because I hope Hanigan catches 90% of the time. I don't trust Mez behind the dish.

    I was looking forward to seeing Hoover throw to Mez at Louisville this season.

    Oh well.
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