If he becomes an actual huge offensive liability he won't play in a huge majority of the games.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
The Reds do know more about Mesoraco than what is shown in regular season games though. They wouldn't need to give me 8 at bats in 3 days to know they prefer Hanigan over me. They have every single bit of information one could have to make the decision and right now they feel Hanigan is the better player. They have to make decisions based on small samples all the time. They can't give proper MLB trials to every player that has played well in minor leagues. Especially when trying to win.There is always the possibility that they have never been as high on Devin(other than the draft) as the media. It isn't like they have gave him some extension to show outward belief in him.
They have every single bit of information one could have to make the decision and right now they feel Hanigan is the better player. If this continues for much longer they will revisit that decision. Hopefully Mesoraco is better than Hanigan. Every day that goes by I feel the Reds are not sure that will be the case.
Walt brings up the top catching prospect in the game. He has under 200 at bats in a season+ now and he hasn't started 3 games in a row in his life. That couldn't have possibly have been the front office plan for their #1 prospect.
Walt signed a guy a few years ago to be a utility player. Dusty only played him at shortstop (I can't remember who the player was).
Dusty Baker sits Mesoraco for all of September last year. Says all spring how much he has improved both at the plate and behind it. Turns around and plays him less than he did the year before, all while the guy he is playing more is in a slump to end all slumps.
That would be Edgar Renteria.Walt signed a guy a few years ago to be a utility player. Dusty only played him at shortstop (I can't remember who the player was).
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
I don't want to be a jump to conclusions guy, but with the gem Homer's throwing tonight, why on earth would you mess with anything? I've been an advocate of Mes playing more, too.
8 IP 2H 0BB 10K
That's one of the best starts in all of baseball this year, and it's not against Houston.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.
Bailey was the guy out there throwing 93-97 all night long. He was the guy not missing his spots. He was the guy throwing two breaking balls in the zone and the guy burying his splitter in the dirt. Ryan Hanigan had a hit, a weak ground out and an infield fly ball.