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Monday, November 29, 2021

Marlins trade for catcher Jacob Stallings

The Marlins solidified their catching situation on Monday, acquiring Jacob Stallings from the Pirates for right-hander Zach Thompson and prospects Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The trade was pending physicals, and neither club has confirmed the report.

Stallings, who turns 32 on Dec. 22, is the reigning National League Gold Glove Award recipient after recording an MLB-tying 21 defensive runs saved, regardless of position. He also finished as the only Major League backstop not to allow a passed ball in 104 games behind the plate. Stallings’ 8.8 FRM—FanGraphs’ calculation of catcher framing value—tied for the best mark in the NL with the Brewers’ Omar Narváez. According to Baseball-Reference, Stallings accumulated 3 WAR in 2021. For an organization with young but talented pitching like the Marlins, placing an emphasis on a plus defender at catcher is a wise one.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 29, 2021 at 06:24 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. sanny manguillen Posted: November 29, 2021 at 07:16 PM (#6055228)
Pirates currently have no catchers on the major league roster. Casey Stengel's assertion may be tested.
   2. The Duke Posted: November 29, 2021 at 08:53 PM (#6055242)
Good deal for Marlins. I watched a lot of his games this year. Excellent catcher
   3. jingoist Posted: November 30, 2021 at 11:23 AM (#6055332)
.........and so, the umpteenth Pirate rebuild continues onward.
42 years since the last WS appearance and who knows how many more years before another?
At 76, I doubt I ever get to see my Buccos in another WS.
   4. DL from MN Posted: November 30, 2021 at 12:57 PM (#6055355)
This didn't age well

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2021/10/05/pirates-gm-cherington-seeds-planted-to-grow-future-winner/119021800/

Cherington pointed to the development of All-Star center fielder Bryan Reynolds, the steadying influence of veteran catcher Jacob Stallings and the brief late-season cameos of prospects like 23-year-old shortstop Oneil Cruz and 21-year-old pitcher Roansy Contreras as proof that change is coming.
   5. Buck Coats Posted: November 30, 2021 at 02:11 PM (#6055369)
Hey he warned you that change was coming...
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 30, 2021 at 02:14 PM (#6055370)
Well, crap, the 2022 Pirates will now be unsteady.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 30, 2021 at 02:19 PM (#6055372)
Pirates currently have no catchers on the major league roster.


The Pirates have signed catcher Roberto Perez, so now their pitchers won't have to scramble to chase down every pitch at the backstop.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 30, 2021 at 02:25 PM (#6055375)
But will they be steady?
   9. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: November 30, 2021 at 02:31 PM (#6055378)
At 76, I doubt I ever get to see my Buccos in another WS.


I'm 40--meaning the Pirates have not played in the World Series in my lifetime--and I doubt I'll live to see that happen.
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 30, 2021 at 05:35 PM (#6055424)
Trading a 32-year-old catcher who has just played 100 games for the first time in his career for prospects really isn't the worst idea in the world.
   11. Jesus Luzardo Maraschino Posted: November 30, 2021 at 05:50 PM (#6055427)
Roberto Perez


The Waterboy's long lost dad???
   12. rr: cosmopolitan elite Posted: November 30, 2021 at 05:52 PM (#6055429)
At 76, I doubt I ever get to see my Buccos in another WS.


I am a Cincinnati fan, and I hate to say it, but I think that the Pirates and the Reds will be the next two Original 16 "curse" teams--getting into 50-80 year droughts, joining ofc Cleveland. The Padres (my second favorite team) and Pilots/Brewers are at 52 years, and the Mariners are at 44 without even a WS appearance. I think the vibe is a little different with expansion teams. If you count Texas back to Senators II, they are at 60.
   13. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 30, 2021 at 06:16 PM (#6055441)
I am a Cincinnati fan, and I hate to say it, but I think that the Pirates and the Reds will be the next two Original 16 "curse" teams--getting into 50-80 year droughts, joining ofc Cleveland.


The Reds won a World Series 31 years ago, which is not particularly cursed in a 30-team universe.
   14. rr: cosmopolitan elite Posted: November 30, 2021 at 06:26 PM (#6055442)
The Reds won a World Series 31 years ago, which is not particularly cursed in a 30-team universe.


Sure, but I think they have the, uhh, potential for it to go on for a long while. Hope not.
   15. I don't want to talk about Rocco Posted: November 30, 2021 at 07:40 PM (#6055458)
I was texting my dad about the trade and he wrote back that Reynolds is going to be the Roland Agni of the Pirates. Google explained the reference as I had no clue

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