The logic is not convoluted. Larue, as compared with other regular catchers, starting guys, catchers who play most of the time, catchers who have caught 100 or more games, is well below average offensively. He belongs with the group of catchers who are not regulars, who play part time, who share the position.
Presumably this is clear. If he is to play 115 -120 games (as he will this year) he has to be a better catcher defensively and he needs to make contact much more.
Either he needs to improve a lot or the Reds need to get a fundamentally sound catcher defensively who makes contact at bat. I expect them to try to upgrade the position in the offseason.
Last edited by Kc61; 09-16-2002 at 11:56 PM.