Also noticed the way pena would go to one leg so he could get down low for the curveball and change up in the dirt. Have not seen mes do that with cueto. Listen this is not a bash on Mes the guy could and may well be the best catcher the reds have had since bench but after watching pena catch cueto today it looked so much different than when mes caught him. Can mes pick up the things cueto like that pena did? Yes im positive he can but that might take some time and I see this tandem being the norm for a bit.
Look, I'm not closed-minded enough to not acknowledge that some guys might work better together than others. But it has been 3 starts for Cueto. And is it worth taking Mesoraco's bat out of the lineup to do such a thing? There is no way to know that right now.
Because if so you still owe me an apology from the Redszone 2005 Gathering where I told you that Barry Bonds hit leadoff for the Pirates in late 80s and some in 90/91 and you remarked about how I was a Panama City guy and didn't know anything. I want my apology Tracy!!!!!!!!!!
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"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
No. Taking away ABs from Mesoraco is a bad move, outside the occasional rest for Mes. It's only been a few games and silly to denote Pena as Cueto's catcher.
I'm curious if Fangraphs has ever done the validity of catcher's ERA. Anyone seen an article like that?
I don't think any of our Starters should work exclusively with any Catcher not named Mesoraco. (The Galaxy SIII changed 'Mesoraco' to 'El Dorado').
"One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."
My very good friend from HS and college called fastball about 85% of the time. The only time he'd call off speed was when I had two strikes on the guy. I think there is definitely a little something to the relationship between the pitcher and catcher.
Literally 30 seconds after leaving this thread earlier today, I had gone over to Facebook. The very first post in my timeline was a friend who attended last night's Yankees' game lamenting how the scoreboard posted this:
Funny timing, to say the least.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
I guess when you hit .154/.185/.192 it is ok to put your "catchers ERA" on the scoreboard. I mean, come on. The guy has family.