Only time will tell. I think both catchers will be good. The only question is "will Latos prove himself worthy of the cost of acquiring him?" Grandal for Latos could turn into one of the worst trades of all time if Latos doesn't pitch well.
Alonso and Volquez were throw-ins.
Grandal played very well in AAA. He is probably neck-and-neck with DMes right now. The Pads chose to leave him in the minors where he could play every day while we chose to let Mes learn in the bigs.
Grandal is a baller for sure. He's the ONLY player we traded who I miss.
What would you have done with Mes?
I think he needs to be learning exactly as he is. He's catching major league pitchers and calling signals against major league hitters. He isn't going to learn how to do those things in the minors.
Mes has been handled right. That's my opinion. Yours is funnier, though. I'll give you that.