Re: Varitek and Reality
posted at 6/27/2011 11:37 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Varitek and Reality
Yes, Dan, saving all that money on Crawbust by not signing VMart was an act of brilliance. CERA is a joke unlesscatchers catch the same pitchers in the same time frames during their ups and downs. But, Varitek doesn't catch enough to qualify for the silly CERA, not that he's highly ranked, anyway. Taylor Teagarden is a star, based upon this nonsense. Varitek, yes, that old wooden urban legend who is seeking 3 more years of money through the MLPBA: Near the bottom in ZR Near the bottom, with Salty, in passed balls Near the bottom in CS% A strikeout machine, but not with the glove Not hard to find something young who can actually move behind the plate. There is no need for two weak fielding clutzed behind the plate. .713-- better than Drew, McDonald, or Cameron, three players whom betterredthandead raved about last year. Saltalamacchia is hitting and fielding better than Tek, but that's because he is the regular catcher and over ten years youngers. The Sox had plenty of time to evaluate VMart, and they determined, correctly, he was not their catcher of the future. Actually, the Sox attempted to sign VMart. Varitek was pullled from the dumpster, late. Had VMart accepted a slight paycut to stay in the beloved town that loves 40 year old Jason Varitek, Salty would be the backup catcher and Varitek would be playing for the team where old washed up players are finally kicked out of MLB. Varitek propaganda is so profusive, it is necessary to see the reality of the old urban legend magic fingers man who moves like he's had joint fusion surgery.
Posted by betterredthandead
Glad to see UR finally making some kind of concession. And you know how CERA is properly measured. You surprise me.
Tek has started 32 games this year. Catching over 250 IP definitely qualifies him and allows for a decent frame of reference, especially if he's allowed to catch Lester/Lackey more often.
You must admit Salty has improved. He has decent opposite field pop as well.
He's young and controllable, which also should fall in your favor.