On Varitek, Saltalamacchia and the usefulness of catcher’s ERA

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    [QUOTE]And Pedey and Crawford went 0 - 8. Why don't you try to answer Moon's question regarding what a catcher has to hit to compensate for lost ERA. You are blinded by one poor bat out of nine. Tek's "one positive" - of getting more out of a pitching staff than his counterparts - profoundly affects team win-loss records. That outweighs all else. Take off UR blinders. The " few who would agree" just two years ago have become the multitude. You are bringing up the rear.
    Posted by harness[/QUOTE]

    I know Vtek is your guy harness, but the guy is 39 is just flat worn out. He can't work more than once or twice a week, last night showed that.
    Francona needs to stick with Salty and let Vtek catch Beckett and spot Salty occassionally.
     
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    Harness and I know VTek is not a FT catcher. We know he can not hit like pre-2007. We also know we win when our pitchers do better.
     
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    Why did Scioscia use a catching tandem with Napoli and the weak hitting Mathis?
    Why didn't he use Napoli as his FT catcher?

    Harness - What is your point? Are you saying that Salty can hit like Napoli? Wrong.  Are you saying Varitek is as good defensively as Mathis? Wrong.

    Of all batters with 30 or more at bats this year, Jason Varitek is dead last in batting average. Of all batters with 20 or more at bats, he is 4th to last, but at least the other 3 guys have some kind of production.

    Ian Stewart  (DL)   2 for 26   2 Runs , 0 RBI's
    Brian Schneider      2 for 23   2 Runs, 2 HR , 4 RBI
    Eric Patterson        2 for 23   0 Runs, 3 RBI's
    Jason Varitek         3 for 33   0 Runs, 1 RBI

    You can defend him all you want, but if he's hitting in the low .100's come June 1st, the Red Sox will have at least 1 new catcher on the roster, and possibly two. There is no defense of Salty here. He should be in AAA.

    The Napoli vs. Mathis argument doesn't hold water. Neither of these guys hits like Napoli and neither of them can throw runners out.
     
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    [QUOTE]Harness and I know VTek is not a FT catcher. We know he can not hit like pre-2007. We also know we win when our pitchers do better.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    Someone needs to tell that to Captain Peachfuzz!
     

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