The Tampa Bay Rays just traded for one of the smartest catchers in baseball
Ryan Hanigan, one of my personal favorites, was just traded to the Tampa Bay Rays. Possibly a part of a three-way deal, his is the only name that has been leaked to the press thus far.
Hanigan struggles with the bat, but is one of the best catchers in the game from the standpoint of calling a game and handling the pitchers. The Reds will miss his experience; hopefully he taught Devin Mesoraco plenty in the time they spent together. The signing of Brayan Pena a few weeks ago gave the team the freedom to deal Hanigan.