The conventional wisdom seems to be that Mes/Hanigan will be the catchers in 2012. Grandal may get dealt this offseason. If not and Mes plays well then Grandal likely gets dealt before 2013. He is one of our biggest trading chips. I have been thinking. The trade scenario I have seen floated about most often is Alonso/Grandal for Shields. This makes sense for both teams. However, I presume Mes has a higher trade value than Grandal. He is rated higher as a prospect & is one level more developed. What if the team brought back Ramon on the cheap for one year, traded Mes, and planned for Grandal/Hanigan in 2013? Could we snare a strong starter for Mes and change rather than have to give up two of our top three prospects to grab that pitcher?