Re: When we inevitably get the bats going our offense will be a freight train from hell, and V-Tek should be the starting cat...
posted at 4/14/2011 1:11 AM EDT
In Response to Re: When we inevitably get the bats going our offense will be a freight train from hell, and V-Tek should be the starting catcher even if he hits.160
[QUOTE]Explain how Posada "compromised" the pitching staff in the Yankees WS runs? Explain how Varitek has been terrible with Buch, and don't let me see that one game nonsense? Orsillo doesn't buy it, and anyone in their right minds doesn't buy it. Catching is all about throwing runners out ability, hitting ability, and the agility to block the ball behind the plate. Napoli is strictly a pull hitter against left handed pitching, he doesn't throw well, so it's quite clear why he's been a part-time catcher. As Orsillo correclty point out, pitches throw whatever they want and wherever they want to throw it. They all have their own approaches.
Posted by BaseballGM[/QUOTE]
Since Tek became a FT catcher, Boston has a better record in getting the main prize
over Ny/Posada. This despite Ny having over a half billion dollar spending advantage over that time.
NY buys up the best talent. In addition, when they were successful in the late 90's, it's because their farm produced a landfall of talent. It also helped that they played teams like SD in the fall classic. But those 90's teams were good on all levels.
Posada compromises his pitchers. The data with his back-ups over the years speaks for itself. But keep in mind, a compromised Pettitte is still far better than an uncompromised
Brad Penny (circa 2009 A.L. East).
"Tek was terrible" with BUCH for the same reasons VMART was terrible with Buch in 2009.
Get ur head out of ur AZZ and admit to who primarily caught BUCH in 2010....and who caught a whole 4 IP with him.
List Buch year to year and you'll see there is never
a decent frame of reference. The back-ups rarely caught him in any year.
In any cyberspace life form, you have ambulance-chasing tactics.