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    The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    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.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Sounds like a Tommy Lee Jones movie title. Thanks for the link!

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Sounds like a Tommy Lee Jones movie title. Thanks for the link!
    Off-topic: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (which Jones directed) is a good movie.

    On-topic: I wonder how much Devin/Mes/Mez/Rocco's playing time will increase as the season goes on. I think he's being used appropriately now because I don't have the most confidence in his arm. He's obviously betting at the plate than Hanigan (even taking Hanigan's injury into consideration), but he's nowhere near Hanigan's level at defense.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    His arm concerns me. That probably is one reason.
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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Is the other Mesaraco thread over 1,000 posts?
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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Is the other Mesaraco thread over 1,000 posts?
    If we want to play that game why not just start 40 threads. One for each player on the roster. Then every post goes in one of those?

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    If we want to play that game why not just start 40 threads. One for each player on the roster. Then every post goes in one of those?
    If it will thin out the Free Devin posts then I vote yes

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    If it will thin out the Free Devin posts then I vote yes
    Then get it started.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Then get it started.
    I just did... I only get a vote.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    He hasn't really shown much to show he deserves the majority of the playing time in my opinion. I understand Hanigan is terrible on offense, but until Mesoraco forces Dusty to make the change by proving himself I do not think it is that big of a deal.

    I look at it this way:

    Hanigan:

    Offense: completely awful
    Defense: elite

    Mesoraco:

    Offense: mediocre at best
    Defense: medocre


    Until Rocco proves otherwise I don't think this is a big deal.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    I'm okay with slow and low for Mesoraco.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    I'm okay with slow and low for Mesoraco.
    I'm okay with slow and low as long that is the tempo

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Starting two out of five games is buried? Riiiight.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Starting two out of five games is buried? Riiiight.
    For the top prospect at his position in all of baseball, 40% playing time from the very beginning of his career is absolutely burying him. He is now nearly a year and a half into his career and the only time he has started more than two games in a row is when Ryan Hanigan went on the DL.

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    Re: The Burying of Devin Mesoraco

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    For the top prospect at his position in all of baseball, 40% playing time from the very beginning of his career is absolutely burying him. He is now nearly a year and a half into his career and the only time he has started more than two games in a row is when Ryan Hanigan went on the DL.
    I can care less what kind of prospect he is, he still has to earn it instead of it being given to him based on potential. Whether you agree with it or not, the Reds brass doesn't think he has as of yet.

    And I disagree, starting 40% of his team's games is not being buried on the bench.

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