Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Robinson's tears are obscuring the fact that he replaced a bad catcher with a worse catcher. That's a dumb move. Fick's arm is not that much better than LeCroy's.
How about holding a conference with the pitcher and telling him to do a better job of holding the runners?
I think what's obscured is that his GM tied his hands. His main option is Brian Schneider, who is on the DL. The GM went into the season without a true backup. The best defensive backup they were able to acquire was Wiki Gonzalez, and he's hurt as well, so Frank was basically left with option 999, and 999a. BTW, Frank and JimBo already got in an argument about this earlier this year--about the lack of a true backup catcher. JimBo decided to go with what they have and roll the dice.