GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Unless something dastardly happens to catchers Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan, fans aren't likely to see much of catcher Corky Miller this year.
That doesn't minimize his importance or his contributions to the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff during spring training and over the course of the long, long season.
Miller, 36, is one of the most beloved players in the clubhouse by one and all and his knowledge of pitchers that is stored in his brain is endless.
And the Reds pitchers fear not to tap into that fountain of experience -- 14 years in professional baseball, mostly as a back-up catcher when he is in the majors and 904 games in the minor leagues.
Everybody with any knowledge of the game knows that some day Miller, a native and resident of Yucaipa, Calif. will be coaching in the majors and is prime fodder to sit in a manager's chair.
So it is worthwhile to listen to the man with the fu Manchu mustaches when he talks about the Reds starting rotation.