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Monday, January 13, 2020

J.T. Realmuto carries the ball for all catchers in groundbreaking arbitration case

Any way you slice it, Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is headed for a historic contract in 2020.

Realmuto and the Phillies began the salary arbitration process with an exchange of proposals on Friday.

The Phillies filed at $10 million.

Realmuto’s camp came in at $12.4 million.

A consideration of catcher value across the board- purely financial here, but something of broader interest given the complexities of assessing them.

 

QLE Posted: January 13, 2020 at 12:44 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, catchers, j.t. realmuto

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Why baseball might be approaching a renaissance at the catching position

LAKEWOOD, N.J.—A windy Monday night down the Jersey Shore didn’t provide much excitement.

But venturing beyond the boardwalks to FirstEnergy Park, autograph hounds formed a pack along the third-base line, clamoring to get a glimpse at what could be baseball’s next superstar.

This past June, the Baltimore Orioles made Adley Rutschman the first catcher drafted No. 1 overall since the Minnesota Twins selected Hall of Fame hopeful Joe Mauer in 2001.

Rutschman arrived to the New Jersey beach town wearing his fourth different uniform since the year began. He’s meant to spearhead a rebuild for an organization that will likely finish last in its division for the third consecutive season.

A consideration of the coming generation of catchers- as always, it will be interesting to reread this in ten years’ time and see what they got right….

QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 04:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: adley rutschman, catchers, draft picks, jake rogers, joey bart, shea langeliers

 

 

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