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Revisiting How Devin Mesoraco Got Good

The Reds have officially given four years and at least $28 million to Devin Mesoraco. The contract buys out what would’ve been Mesoraco’s first year of free agency, and this is a contract that would’ve looked a little weird to an observer a year ago. Through 2013, in the majors, Mesoraco owned a 70 wRC+, […]
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Mesoraco, a shining star for ‘14

Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds – Photo Credit – Keith Allison In 2007, the Cincinnati Reds drafted a high school catcher from Punxsutawney Pennsylvania. With the 15th pick in the amateur draft, Devin Mesoraco is proving his value. After seeing the Reds send Ryan Hanigan to the Tampa Bay Rays, Devin was given the starting catching position for the Reds. After learning and sharing...
Via Hot Stove MLB
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Devin Mesoraco is a worthy All-Star

Last winter when the Cincinnati Reds traded away catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Tampa Bay Rays, the question that popped up into many Reds’ fans minds was “can Devin Mesoraco step up to the plate?” In the first half of the 2014 season, Mesoraco proved he has what it takes to be an everyday catcher, and not just an average one. Even with two stints on the disabled list already...
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Mesoraco's 'Groundhog Day' is a record one

Considering he hails from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, it's a safe bet Devin Mesoraco has heard a joke or two about the movie "Groundhog Day" over the years. He just so happens to be living in a repetitive cycle right now - one he has no interest in seeing come to an end. The hot-hitting catcher attempts to set a Cincinnati Reds record by homering for a sixth straight game Wednesday...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mesoraco rocking for Reds

CINCINNATI -- Devin Mesoraco is 25, going on 35, and that isn't because he'll age fast from the beatings and the poundings he takes from being a catcher, The Man Behind the Mask. It is because he is evolving fast as both a major league catcher and a hitter for the Cincinnati Reds, who took a giant leap in faith in the off-season by trading veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan so that Mesoraco...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Devin Mesoraco returns from DL, smashes game-winning home run

The Cincinnati Reds have missed Devin Mesoraco.  He's had to sit on the DL twice this season, the first time for an oblique injury & the second time for an injured hamstring.  Mesoraco made his triumphant return on Friday and returned in style.  Mark Sheldon of reports:"Freshly activated from the disabled list, he caught a 3-0 Reds shutout of the Phillies, and all...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard work brings Mesoraco a long way

CINCINNATI -- There is either a filed-away report or there was a telephone conversation involving a manager or a coach of the Dayton Dragons talking to Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty in 2008. It concerned catcher Devin Mesoraco, the team's No. 1 draft pick in 2007 when Wayne Krivsky was general manager. The message: "We made a mistake. This kid can't play. He won't...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mesoraco caps off big week with big day

CINCINNATI -- Devin Mesoraco missed the first week of the season because of a strained oblique. He's quickly made up for that lost time. The Reds, at least for one day, broke out of a collective offensive funk with season-high totals for runs and hits in their 12-4 victory against Tampa Bay Sunday at Great American Ball Park. They had 13 hits, including home runs by Mesoraco, Joey...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds notes: Mesoraco sidelined

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has an issue with his oblique and it's going to keep him out of the lineup for a couple more days. Mesoraco, who hasn't played since Monday against Cleveland, has been told to rest today and Saturday before his situation is re-evaluated. Manager Bryan Price called the injury a "slight strain" of the oblique but when it comes to that...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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