According to MLB.com, Mike Redmond is determined to try his hand in the free agent market this winter in hopes of continuing to play somewhere in major league baseball. I am not in any position to analyze his worth over Morales or Butera or Ramos so I'll leave that to the heavy lifters here on this site.
Apparently Redmond brought a lot of good energy to the clubhouse, and every team needs some veteran leadership. In addition, it sounds like Redmond is interested in coaching and might be an effective coach for the organization, so it might be beneficial to keep him around. Nonetheless, I find it hard to believe he is worth keeping after a season where he "batted a career-low .237 with two doubles, seven RBIs and a .588 OPS in 135 at-bats. He also threw out only five of 40 runners while behind the plate."
No matter how raw Morales is, its hard to imagine he wouldn't be a significant upgrade over that.
so who should be the backup catcher next year?
Redmond (NBP and veteran leadership make up for declining skills) (5 votes)
Morales (last season proved he's capable) (86 votes)
Butera (when Mauer is down, defense is the highest priority) (2 votes)
93 total votes