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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Our catching situation SUCKS. Javy would be best-suited to calling pitches at a beer league softball game.

    At least he can hit a little. But Bako couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat.
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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Our catching situation SUCKS. Javy would be best-suited to calling pitches at a beer league softball game.
    Javy would be an awesome softball player. And just think of all the women that would show up to watch just because of his presence.

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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Javy would be an awesome softball player. And just think of all the women that would show up to watch just because of his porn stache.

    I fixed that for you.
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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Our catching situation SUCKS.
    that covers it
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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Javy would be an awesome softball player. And just think of all the women that would show up to watch just because of his presence.
    and to see his bulging muscle.
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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    and to see his bulging muscle.
    His beer gut?

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    Re: Catcher

    Ramon Hernandez would be a good addition. I'll second that notion.

    Other than that it's just piece meal work.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Catcher

    I am more concerned about the Reds' catching situation than anything else. I don't think it will be quite as bad as some of you seem to think, but I am certainly worried about it. I am banking on Ross having a bounce back year, but for him that still means hovering around mediocrity at best. Valentin is what he is -- a backup MLB catcher who can also provide some help as a pinch hitter. He is awful defensively though. And this might sound crazy, but I like having Paul Bako on the roster. He is very solid defensively. But can't hit of course. Overall, C will be a weakness for us, but hopefully not too much of one.

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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I fixed that for you.

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    Re: Catcher

    If Ross is healthy and hits decently, he's a reasonable starting catcher.

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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    If Ross ... and hits decently,
    which he has little track record of doing outside a few hundred ABs in 2006.
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    Re: Catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    If Ross ... hits decently
    Then he'd be exhibiting un-Dave-Ross-like behavior. He's built to suffer against RHPs and he's no great shakes behind the plate (not bad, just nothing special). It's time the Reds found someone with more upside.
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    Re: Catcher

    If Ross is healthy and hits decently, he's a reasonable starting catcher.
    1. He isn't healthy.

    2. He has been horrible at the plate for the last season and a half.

    Combine the two -- the tender back isn't going to help him any at the plate -- and you have a hole at the position.
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    Re: Catcher

    This is an issue where the rubber really meets the road. WK has assembled a team that still needs a bit more to compete and the huge hole at the moment is catching. The question is does he have a big enough pair to go out and pay the price to get what he needs to really help the team ... or is he going to cross his fingers and hope for the best.
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    Re: Catcher

    Catcher and RF are gaping defensive abscesses. You see the dentist but can't afford to fix both; you fix the one that you need in order to eat: catcher.


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