Fangraphs takes a look at the handling of Devin Mesoraco.
Mesoracoís ship may not have sailed exactly, but his star has dimmed considerably, and while he hasnít hit well, he hasnít been given a proper chance either. This isnít to say that Mesoraco is a diamond in the rough. Playing time guarantees nothing ó we need to look no further than Jesus Montero to see that. But Montero was at least given a real opportunity to succeed or fail. Itís true that the Mariners and Reds are in different situations, but given the fact that Hanigan is pumping a putrid 51 wRC+, the Reds really donít have anything to lose at this point. Perhaps Mesoraco wasnít deserving of his top prospect sheen, but given how Cincinnati has buried him behind Hanigan, we canít really say that we know for sure.