Originally Posted by wheels
Would anyone feel good about this braintrust (and their strange ideas about the catcher position) having the patience to bring along a guy like Saltamacchia?
I'd be in favor of it if they worked out a deal (not involving Dunn), but I'd also be a little bit leery of how they would handle him.
A deal like that should cure a problem spot, not muddy the situation.
Maybe the problem is more to do with the personnel rather than the ideas. I mean even if you combined the best attributes of all three of our catchers you still wouldn't have an above average ML catcher. Sure WK is responsible for putting together the 3-headed monster, but really the catching position is a hard one to fill. That's why I would be sorely tempted by the deal. If the Reds had a decent catcher, maybe they wouldn't feel they needed to carry two more.