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    out of options catchers

    here's two:

    Brayan Pena, Atlanta

    Humberto Quintera, Hous


    any others?

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    Re: out of options catchers

    Worth mentioning? Doesn't seem like it...
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    Re: out of options catchers

    Javy Lopez just retired as well after not making the Braves. Not endorsing just informing.

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    Re: out of options catchers

    Bowen, Oakland;

    Soto, Cubs;

    Quiroz, Orioles;

    Buck, KC

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    Re: out of options catchers

    I like Brayan Pena better than any of the Reds catchers, but with Lopez retiring, he probably makes the Braves.
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    Re: out of options catchers

    I think most of these guys are going to make their respective clubs...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: out of options catchers

    Soto and Buck are starting C's for their respective teams. Soto can rake.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: out of options catchers

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Bowen, Oakland;

    Soto, Cubs;

    Quiroz, Orioles;

    Buck, KC
    No way Buck or Soto goes down.

    And Quiroz is like the great mystery wrapped in an enigma. Was in the top 50 prospects in all of baseball at one point.

    One day he might figure it out. Perhaps with the Reds?

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    Re: out of options catchers

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I like Brayan Pena better than any of the Reds catchers, but with Lopez retiring, he probably makes the Braves.
    I was just reading an article that said Corky Miller is expected to make the Braves roster as the backup catcher, leaving out in the cold. I would definitely like to see Krivsky target Pena. He just turned 26 years old in January, is a switch-hitter, and has a career .303/.350//.391 line in the minors. His power began to develop a little more last year as he posted a career high .423 SLG% in Richmond with 28 XBH in 345 atbats. On top of that he is considered a good defensive catcher. Go get him, Wayne.

    Oh yeah, and he speaks spanish.
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    Re: out of options catchers

    Per Fox Sports via Rotoworld


    The Tigers, Reds and Orioles all attempted to trade for Brayan Pena, but the Braves decided to keep him for now as their 25th man.

    It's still hard to imagine that they wouldn't let him go for a legitimate prospect. They don't see Pena as a legitimate backup catcher, and while the 26-year-old switch-hitter can play the other corner positions, his bat won't ever make him a starter at one them. If he hadn't been out of options, the Braves almost certainly would have sent him back to Triple-A.
    I wish they would have made a deal. Maybe when guys start coming off the DL creating more roster issues, they still will.
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    Re: out of options catchers

    Any word of Mirabelli landing anywhere?

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    Re: out of options catchers

    I hope the reporting is accurate. It's nice to hear that we're at least going after the right targets. He's not ours yet, but hopefully down the road he will.

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    Re: out of options catchers

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Any word of Mirabelli landing anywhere?
    I haven't heard anything.
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    Re: out of options catchers

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    I haven't heard anything.
    And he can catch the knuckleball. Maybe we can convince Jared Fernandez to un-retire.
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    Re: out of options catchers

    Brayan Pena was DFA today by the Braves. This is a guy I would like to see the Reds pickup. He would probably be the Reds best catcher. Pena is a career .303/.350/.391 hitter in the minor leagues.


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