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Monday, July 03, 2017

Blue Jays acquire catcher Miguel Montero from Cubs

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The teams announced the trade Monday, five days after Montero was designated for assignment by the Cubs.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 03, 2017 at 10:24 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, cubs, miguel montero

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Let’s Do the Math on Miguel Montero and Jake Arrieta

As recently as 2011?

It underscores the importance of time to the plate as Jon Lester, and his well-known battles with the yips, controls the run game vastly better in part due to a quick time to the plate. When Montero has been catching anyone, a paltry 3% of base-stealers have been caught. Montero’s arm has declined significantly, as he led the league in caught-stealing percentage (40%) as recently as 2011, though that rate fell has fallen each year since 2012 (42%) to 20% in 2015 and 11% last season.

We can do the math, and it suggests and Montero and Arrieta should not be working together.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 28, 2017 at 03:29 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta, miguel montero

Miguel Montero after Cubs cut him: ‘People can’t handle the truth’ – Chicago Sun-Times

Being right about a fact doesn’t mean you have to share the fact with no tact.

“Sometimes people can’t handle the truth,” he said. “That’s my biggest issue. I’m just straightforward, man, a straight shooter. I’m not going to say you’re pretty when you’re ugly.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 28, 2017 at 02:34 PM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, miguel montero

Miguel Montero shifts blame to pitchers after Nationals steal seven bases - Chicago Tribune

What’s Montero’s pop times? Statcast, Cubs Nation looks to you for answers.

“What can I say?” said Montero, who has thrown out only one base stealer in 32 attempts, according to baseball-reference.com. “A couple of times (Tuesday night) I didn’t even try to throw because there was no time, no chance to throw (out anybody).”

The situation became even more embarrassing for Montero in the fourth when Michael A. Taylor stole second and scored while stealing third when Montero sailed a throw wide of the base and into left field.

“So why am I even going to make a throw, or what happened at third? (I) try to make a throw to third and throw to left field because I tried to be too quick.

“It’s frustrating for a catcher because it really hurts me. I feel like I can still throw. I have a good arm, my arm feels great. I just try to be quicker, I try to be perfect. And to make those two together is hard to do.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 28, 2017 at 08:13 AM | 75 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, miguel montero, stolen bases

 

 

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