Is Chad Moeller going to make this roster as the third catcher? Maybe so.
Jerry Narron and Wayne Krivsky seem convinced that the Reds need another catcher on the bench so that they can use Javier Valentin as a pinch hitter. But why waste a roster spot for what is essentially an unlikely emergency situation (i.e., the chance that Ross gets hurt late in a game after Valentin has pinch hit)? Can’t Freel or Hatteberg play catcher for two innings in such an emergency situation?
Instead, I fear that the Reds will waste a roster spot that could be used on a player that could actually help the team. Imagine that.
UPDATE: Daedalus has a campaign button that’s appropriate for this conversation.