There are several contenders around baseball that could use a good catcher. (Giants, anyone?) The Reds need to trade Ramon Hernandez while his value is at an all-time high.
There are several other reasons why it's a good time to trade Ramon (as much as I like him) as well:
* The Reds likely aren't going anywhere this year.
* The Reds have the best minor-league catcher in baseball (sorry, Jesus Montero, but it's true) waiting in the wings at Louisville.
* If the Reds do work their way back into the race this year, the tandem of a veteran like Hanigan and a talented rook like Mesoraco would be just fine.
* If there is an injury to one of them, you still have a veteran like Corky Miller you can call up as the backup. And if all else fails, perhaps even Yasmani Grandal could fill in for a couple games as a backup in an emergency situation.
Basically, there is absolutely no reason to not trade Ramon right now. If the Reds fail to do this, I will start to lose confidence in a front office that I genuinely like.