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Thread: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

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    Re: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    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.
    Any National League team signing LeCroy is a huge mistake. Jimbo should have recognized that he's a "one tool player." (That doesn't sound good, but I'm going to let it ride.)
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    Re: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

    Um, Jimbo, we might be able to help you out with that catching situation....

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    Re: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    I think what's obscured is that his GM tied his hands.
    Absolutely. Fick may not have necessarily been the better option, but LeCroy's performance left him with little choice. You simply can't leave a catcher in the game who has had 9 base runners advance on him (7 steals and 2 throwing errors). Fick was the only option Robinson had to turn to.
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    Re: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

    I've always liked ol' Frank. I like him even more now.

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    Re: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

    IIRC, Fick has played C more recently than LeCroy before last evening.

    I don't think this situation necessarily translates into carrying 3 catchers on the 25 man, but once Schneider went on the DL, they definitely should have invested in another one, rather than go with Wiki and the emergency headed monster of Fick/LeCroy.

    Had Robinson not yanked LeCroy, the Astros would have swiped 20 bags on him. The Nats pitchers could have held each runner on the base, and they still would have swiped the next one.

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    Re: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

    Quote Originally Posted by Newman4
    Um, Jimbo, we might be able to help you out with that catching situation....
    Let's talk.

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    Re: Frank Robinson's Breakdown???

    Let the Javier Valentin to the Nats rumor start going now!
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