Been saying it for a while now. The catching position is in extremis in my opinion. I don't think Ross will hit at all, and I think he's overrated defensively. Valentin is weak defensively and can't play full-time anyway. Bako is a backup at best. Tatum/Hanigan appear to be marginal, though there is a chance one will step forward in 2008. After that, zilch for the forseeable future.Sounds like you are making my case for me. If decent catchers are such a scarce commodity, then it should not be unreasonable to target a rising minor leaguer who may have no place in his current organization. Seems like a scarce commodity like that, who has his cheap and improving years ahead of him, would be worth giving up something for.
I would have liked to see Michael Barrett here, and maybe there's a chance of that next year. But I'd hope Krivsky has discussed Teagarden with Jon Daniels. I'm pretty certain the Reds would have the goods to acquire him if he becomes available.