"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
If he isn't hurt all I have to say is if you find yourself in Dusty's doghouse; get comfortable. LOL I kid. I kid.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
I will assume there will be a day when Mez can play every day and help anchor a winning lineup, but I don't know how long I can wait to find out. I really want to see some action from this kid. This feels like the Frazier / Alonso plan again. Patience.
It is clear that Mes has become Sean Marshall's personal catcher.
Reds have another day game tomorrow, Leake is throwing. I bet we see Mesoraco then.
The seven most magic words in all the land...
"If, in the opinion of the referee,..."
This is exactly why I wanted Mes to play in Louisville. Go down there, play every day, get hundreds of at-bats, and try to knock the door down. And this isn't a knock on Dusty either. There was a big gap between Hanigan and Mes last season. I understand why Hanigan emerged as the clear starter and why he would hold that spot coming into this season. Mes hasn't done anything to change that. Forget spring training stats. They are meaningless. This is a great example of why making decisions based on spring training numbers is so dumb -- especially when it comes to the future of a promising young player. So he put up numbers in the spring? Big deal. He wasn't going to be the starter. So why waste his time? See the big picture.
Unless Mes is injured, this is ridiculous. Mesoraco has no chance to reach his potential under Dusty Baker. I'd hate to see his career ruined because of Dusty.
I miss Adam Dunn.
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He doesn't sound hurt.Three #Reds in cage taking some extra BP at Great American Ball Park: Votto, Bruce, and Mesoraco.
I have no idea who this "Mesoraco" person is.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
If we're keeping Chapman in the pen 'cause it ain't broke, then why are we fixin' the catching situation (3 for Hanigan, 2 for Mes) that worked last year?