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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Ultimate catcher rankings: Where does Yadier Molina rank among MLB’s greatest?

The coronavirus pandemic has put Major League Baseball on hold indefinitely. We don’t know when — or if — it will return in 2020, which has made us appreciate the game all that much more.

It has also given us time to go back and appreciate some of the legends who laid the foundation for what baseball is today. Of course, any look back into baseball’s history creates strong emotions and even stronger debates. Particularly when determining which players or era did it best.

We’ve embraced that reality by sifting through the annals of baseball to determine each current franchise’s best ever player at each position. From there, we’ve ranked each team’s best. Hey, the more there is to debate the better, right?

We’ve already done it with each team’s best starting pitcher. Today, we focus on the catcher.

Mind you, this list is using rules that mean it wouldn’t necessarily match JAWS and similar listings- that said, it feels a bit- eccentric, to put it mildly…..

 

QLE Posted: April 16, 2020 at 01:42 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: catchers, rankings

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Yankees add competition in job for backup catcher

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees now have more competition in the job for backup catcher, with Erik Kratz, Josh Thole and Chris Iannetta agreeing to minor league contracts Monday.

Austin Romine, Gary Sánchez’s backup the last three seasons, became a free agent and agreed to a $4.15 million, one-year contract with Detroit.

Kyle Higashioka is the only other catcher on New York’s 40-man roster. He hit .214 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 57 plate appearances with the Yankees last year and batted .278 with 20 homers and 56 RBIs at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 39-year-old Kratz was signed to a minor league deal by the Yankees last June following his release by Tampa Bay and hit .299 with seven homers and 31 RBIs at Scranton. He played for the U.S. team that failed in November to qualify for the Olympics.

I assume that they’ve already ruled out a College of Catchers.

 

QLE Posted: February 04, 2020 at 12:53 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: catchers, yankees

 

 

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