Goodbye Miguel, we hardly knew ye.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Where does Konrad Schmidt fit on the Reds catching depth chart? Does he have any option years left?
Definitely how I wanted it to work out.
I think Mes has a huge up-side. Kid's young and doesn't know how to handle a staff like Hanny, yet, but he's got more pop with the bat and could be a tremendous asset.
Let's give the kid the time to be the catcher the Reds think he can be.
If Mesoraco ends up taking over the main catching duties by the end of the season, then I hope it means that he has earned it by displaying the talent most of us thought he had. I hope nobody is insinuating that it should be given to him because they think he has a huge up-side and potential. Until I see him performing on the field, at this point I still think Hanigan is the better option of the two.
I'm a Hanigan fan, and have been for a while. He's getting older, though, and catchers don't tend to wear well. Also, I think that when Mes does break out, he's going to hit at a whole other level.
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"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Once again, catching is not about offense. Watch Hannigan catch for about 5 minutes and you'll understand what I mean.
Great catchers, IMO, are the ones who are masters of their craft when behind the plate. A great bat is just icing on the cake.
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