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Posts tagged "catchers"

Cubs catcher situation

This offseason the Cubs were rumored to be in the hunt for an upgrade at catcher. The most prevalent rumor revolved around a Matt Wieters acquisition in some sort of Jeff Samardzija deal. It was a curious storyline to me; Castillo isn’t exactly an All-Star in the making but he provided decent offense last year... Read more »

What to expect from Welington Castillo

With Geovanny Soto going on the disabled list, prospect Welington Castillo finds himself with an opportunity to prove he wasn’t a fluke this spring.  Castillo, you may remember, tore up spring training in March.  He flirted with a .700 batting average and had many of us prematurely writing our farewell speeches to Koyie Hill. With... Read more »

3 Candidates Contend to Fill Backup Catcher Role

3 Candidates Contend to Fill Backup Catcher Role
Catching is a thankless job.  You have to squat all game.  You get pelted with foul tips and, occasionally, the bat itself.  Speedsters are always looking to steal bases and if they’re successful, you often get the blame.  Then, even after taking that kind of beating, you’re expected to pull your weight on offense too. ... Read more »
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