Originally Posted by mth123
Laird can actually catch the ball. Ross not so much. Since the position is called Catcher, that's important.
Sorry for the snark. I like your posts, but can't wait for Ross to be out from behind the plate in Cincy.
I agree, Ross is a pretty poor receiver, but at the end of the day, overall production and the overall level of talent in the organization is what I care about.
If all you want is a guy who can catch the ball, I don't necessarily disagree with that approach. But we've got a few of those in the minor leagues. There's no need to give up talent in a trade for a catch-and-throw catcher.
Release Javy, call up Hannigan, Tatum or whoever our best defensive catcher is these days. If I trade talent away, I would want to actually fix a hole in the team, not merely shift the problem from defense to offense.