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    Re: Is Jason LaRue overpaid or just underappreciated?

    We are just stuck with Jason... Its been a different type of year without Jason behind the plate... But... Ross has been THAT good... We have no grounds for running LaRue out there at this point....

    I feel sorry for Jason... Coming into the season he thought he was going to be the man.... Not the 3rd string back up catcher, who pinch hits... He is just getting out played....

    This kind of reminds me of Casey... Getting paid a bunch of money for nothing... (Even thou Casey still started) The Reds are going to find someone to take him off their hands... sometime... Untill then... He'll just have to be a trooper and take what he can get....
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    Re: Is Jason LaRue overpaid or just underappreciated?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsMan3203
    We are just stuck with Jason... Its been a different type of year without Jason behind the plate... But... Ross has been THAT good... We have no grounds for running LaRue out there at this point....

    I feel sorry for Jason... Coming into the season he thought he was going to be the man.... Not the 3rd string back up catcher, who pinch hits... He is just getting out played....

    This kind of reminds me of Casey... Getting paid a bunch of money for nothing... (Even thou Casey still started) The Reds are going to find someone to take him off their hands... sometime... Untill then... He'll just have to be a trooper and take what he can get....
    #1 - at the beginning of the season he thought he'd be the starting catcher because he was the starting catcher.

    #2 - he is not overpaid for the starting catcher that he is.

    #3 - he is not being outplayed by Javy but for some unknown reason Javy is starting over him.

    #4 - I'd rather the Reds found someone to take Javy off the Reds hands; not that I don't like Javy, I just like Jason more.
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    Re: Is Jason LaRue overpaid or just underappreciated?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    #1 - at the beginning of the season he thought he'd be the starting catcher because he was the starting catcher.

    #2 - he is not overpaid for the starting catcher that he is.

    #3 - he is not being outplayed by Javy but for some unknown, even reason Javy is starting over him.

    #4 - I'd rather the Reds found someone to take Javy off the Reds hands; not that I don't like Javy, I just like Jason more.

    1. Knee injury, enter David Ross. Ross has exceeded our expectations to this point, and has been a great presence for the starters he catches not named Brandon Claussen.

    2. He's not a starting catcher, henceforth, he's overpaid. If he never had that knee injury, we'd only see David Ross on days Arroyo takes the mound.

    3. Javy habla espanol. Jason no habla espanol. Javy's helped Elizardo, who just so happens to habla espanol. Javy bats LH. Jason doesn't bat LH.

    4. I would much rather someone take Javy off our hands as well, but unfortunately I don't see it happening. I could deal with Ross/LaRue as a platoon, but so far since that aforementioned knee injury, LaRue's been the odd man out.

    We have to look long term for the team, and is Jason LaRue a part of that future? I'm not so convinced he is. I feel he's going to be Sean Casey revisited and be a salary dump so that money can be more wisely spent in the offseason.

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    Re: Is Jason LaRue overpaid or just underappreciated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
    1. Knee injury, enter David Ross. Ross has exceeded our expectations to this point, and has been a great presence for the starters he catches not named Brandon Claussen.

    2. He's not a starting catcher, henceforth, he's overpaid. If he never had that knee injury, we'd only see David Ross on days Arroyo takes the mound.

    3. Javy habla espanol. Jason no habla espanol. Javy's helped Elizardo, who just so happens to habla espanol. Javy bats LH. Jason doesn't bat LH.

    4. I would much rather someone take Javy off our hands as well, but unfortunately I don't see it happening. I could deal with Ross/LaRue as a platoon, but so far since that aforementioned knee injury, LaRue's been the odd man out.

    We have to look long term for the team, and is Jason LaRue a part of that future? I'm not so convinced he is. I feel he's going to be Sean Casey revisited and be a salary dump so that money can be more wisely spent in the offseason.
    #1 - I agree. I was merely stating that at the beginning of the season Jason WAS the starting catcher and anticipated moving back into that role after activation from the DL.

    #2 - Yes and No. He was the starting catcher when his contract/salary was negotiated. In my mind, he still is. When David Ross' bat cools, I expect LaRue to reclaim his duties and thus is not overpaid. If this never happens... well that's another story.

    #3 - That's nice, if you can afford the luxury of carrying a player to catch for only one pitcher, but it's a dumb reason if it's the ONLY reason. I'm sure there are lots of catchers who don't speak Spanish that catch just fine for hispanic pitchers. Besides, ER speaks English.
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