Posted by royf19
Hey guys, Don't take this wrong because I like Jason and realize why he is here to mentor Salty this season. Jason had some very good years and still calls a pretty good game.
Victor made 6 errors as a catcher last season and caught Wake all the time with only 4 PB, thats not bad considering the offense Victor gave us without the need to carry a catcher for Wake who couldn't hit. There were three primary reasons we traded for Victor.
#1 His career FLG. percentage was just as good as Jason
#2 He could catch Wake, be used in multiple positions and hit
#3 Jason was still here to help Victor learn the staff
In Theo's mind it was a win/win and the correct move for our team at the time so a few errors were insignificant overall. We let Victor and Beltre go because of age and length of contract. This allowed us to sign two younger stars to build around. Jason is still here primarily to mentor Salty for a year in hopes he becomes a better defender and a bit more comfortable with our staff.
Next season will probably be time for another youngster in RF and back up catcher if they earn the spot. Moving into next season we still have plenty of available cash to fill any voids we may have. Wake, Jason, Cam, Scutaro, J.D and possibly even Pap off the books? This is why Theo deserves a lot of credit along with all the guys that have mentored youngsters who are now a huge part of our success.
We are only as strong as our weakest link