Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I have been gone for several weeks now do to real life issues but this thread caught my eye. I think an argument can be made for Ivan Rodriguez. Not only is his batting average better than Bench, Rodriguez is arguably the best defensive catcher in the history of the game. They played in different eras so the whole "who is better" argument is hard to determine. I also think that Gary Carter is overlooked as well.
What's this batting average you speak off? You are basing offensive ability based on this? FWIW, Bench had a superior OBA .
Are you basing defensive abilty on fielding average too?
And Gary Carter is overlooked in the arguments of best catcher ever for a reason.