Re: Are You Sure You Don't Want Varitek Back?
posted at 10/8/2011 10:19 AM EDT
The amount of posts complaining about a backup catcher is truly amazing.
Roy, Couple that with softy's and other's obsession with bashing our 6/7 starter, and the absurdity of it all is shocking.
What's more amazing is the fact the team continues to win every year when this "back-up" catcher starts. While they play .500 without him. This has been going on for over a decade.
And this "back-up" catcher started 40% of the team's games in 2011.
harness, and the trend has not slowed down a bit as VTek's offense and CS% has declined.
Another year older, another season of declining performance. As far as we know Tek got NO INTEREST when last a free agent. Says enough for me.
WalterJ, first, we don't know if there was "no interest", and secondly, how many MLB teams will offer more than $2M for a back-up catcher? Just because no team may or may not have offered VTek more than $2M, does not mean no other MLB team would have wanted Vtek on their 25 man roster.
...If you want to argue that Salty should go to unblock Lav I would disagree but think it's a more sensible viewpoint.
Sonics, I have made this point as well, but since Salty has a AAA option left, we can keep him and try Lava on the big club next April if he looks good in ST.
Moon, I doff my cap to you....I cannot drag my hands over the keyboard anymore defending our damn fine BACKUP catcher and SIXTH starter....both quite cheap, too. Froggod's sake, our 6th starter had roughly the same stats as the Yankee's 3rd starter!.....at 10% of the money!
But so many pinheads want to compare him to Sandy Drysdale....
Thanks sonics. I'm starting to get tired of defending a player I don't even like that much, but when people use stats to say he should be dumped, but then don't use those same stats to show that he's better than what we got behind him and better than most of the league's 7th starter, 6th starter, and many 4th and 5th starters, I have to shine the light on the silliness of it all.