I'm glad that for at least a short period of time, we aren't trying to trade off every potential FA for a prospect.
Realistically, Ramon isn't going to bring back an upgrade to SS or LF right now. So there's no point in trading him.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
I would listen to ANY offer. Red Sox aren't going to want to fall too much further behind in the standings, and may pay list price for Mesoraco/Hannigan/Ramon if they think a catcher will keep them close to the Yankees.
Just because you listen, it doesn't mean you HAVE to make a deal. I only deal if it's a deal I can't pass up.
Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one, and they don't want someone else's shoved into their face.
This has nothing to do with Ramon's skills IMO though. It has to do with Devin knocking on the door, Ryan with the better defensive skills between the two RH's, and Ryan just getting that nice extension. And mostly about striking when the iron's hot. They're wanting catching NOW, and we've got extra NOW. Who knows WHAT Ramon's going to do going forward.
http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/bos...ous-situation/“I know what they were trying to do. They looked around. They didn’t have money to spend,” Gammons said. “They couldn’t go get Bengie Molina. They weren’t going to spend the money at this point.
I know they’ve reached out to backup guys with the Mets that haven’t been able to do anything. Backup catchers who can catch four days a week are really hard to find. They’re finding that right now.
If for some reason Devin fails (or someone gets injured), we've still got Corky down at Louisville and a few other C's that can play.
Plus What if Hanigan goes down?
He's not a big guy and has only had 400 PA's once in a season.
I shudder to think of what happens if that occurs, a rookie and Corky as teh catcher because we want to get a AA player for Hernandez? Sorry too many intangibles and interconnected issues to play in such a move.