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    We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Tonight; Larue(0 for 3-with a BB and a K so far). Last night; Valentin(1 for 4- single). Wednesday: Ross(1 for 4-double).

    Three catchers is one too many. Nobody gets enough playing time to get 'hot'. We tie up a roster spot. (Although Javier and Ross pinch hit well...) I also wonder what we lose by way of consistency in the catcher getting to watch opposing batters and getting to know them better....

    We also have to look at the lack of real productivity from Larue and Valentin.
    ABs Avg. OBP SLG HR
    Larue 144 .197 .333 .333 5
    Valentin 126 .222 .286 .317 2
    Ross 123 .309 .380 .675 12

    Many have speculated WK is showcasing Larue...I hope it works and we can trade him.
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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    We tried to get a box of Cracker Jack for LaRue, but they said it wasn't enough.

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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Quote Originally Posted by redbuck
    We tried to get a box of Cracker Jack for LaRue, but they said it wasn't enough.
    Ahhh....all they were asking in return was a case of Bud and some Village People tickets. Too much for me.

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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Quote Originally Posted by redbuck
    We tried to get a box of Cracker Jack for LaRue, but they said it wasn't enough.
    Yeah, but only because someone already took the prize out of the box. :

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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Roster move needed tomorrow to activate Germano. Maybe we have a suitor for LaRue?
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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    LaRue had a miserable game. He stood up and blocked the umpire on a pitch that should have been strike two, but was called ball four. He flipped the ball back to Guardado like he thought it was going to be called a strike, and the batter stood there for a second, before realizing that he had been walked.

    Oh well, the umpire sucked anyway.

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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    I honestly like these three catchers and like having three on the roster:

    • LaRue is one the best defensive and game caller catchers in the league.
    • Ross is one of the best hitting catchers in the league.
    • Valentin is one of the best CLUTCH pinch hitters in the league.
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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    I would ditch LaRue. His swing is awful. Valentin has a nice stroke and would only be better off with a few more regular AB's behind Ross. Similar to last season.
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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2
    I honestly like these three catchers and like having three on the rooster:

    • LaRue is one the best defensive and game caller catchers in the league.
    • Ross is one of the best hitting catchers in the league.
    • Valentin is one of the best CLUTCH pinch hitters in the league.
    BTW, I don't really mind it either. LaRue is pretty damn good defensively. I was really frustrated with him tonight, though.

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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Valentin is just this years Jacob Cruz. We can keep all three.
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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    I will disagree that LaRue is a good defensive catcher. He is average defensively, IMO, and terrible offensively. Didn't he lead the league in passed balls two straight years? Not the mark of a good defensive catcher. He did have an excellent rate of throwing out base stealers a few years ago... but he's been unable to keep up that pace this year and last.

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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    I think LaRue is a mess because he hasn't gotten playing time this year. I still believe he is an above average catcher signed to a reasonable contract and if we deal him for pennies on the dollar, we will regret it next year.

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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark
    I would ditch LaRue. His swing is awful. Valentin has a nice stroke and would only be better off with a few more regular AB's behind Ross. Similar to last season.
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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut
    I think LaRue is a mess because he hasn't gotten playing time this year. I still believe he is an above average catcher signed to a reasonable contract and if we deal him for pennies on the dollar, we will regret it next year.
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    Re: We HAVE to get rid of one of these catchers!

    I think they all need to stay cause they all have a good chemistry going with a diffrent pitcher and how long has it been since we had that.


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