Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Catching http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-season-recap-catching.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 02:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: dack2001 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-season-recap-catching.html#comment-21290 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 01:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42862#comment-21290 Seriously no one but a fool could be comfortable with McKenry and Barajas for another year. If your organizational philosophy is that the pitchers aren’t good enough to hold runners on AND pitch, than you better have catchers who can throw the occasional runner out to keep the other team honest. We have seen what happens when neither catcher can throw out a runner.

If the goal is to win, you have to upgrade this position with a starting option, period. May not be 135 game variety but someone with an above average skill. That may be through trade or free agency but the present options are grossly below average. Amazing how comfortable people get with their own below average talent and give management a pass for creating the situation and doing nothing to address it.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-season-recap-catching.html#comment-21284 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42862#comment-21284 McKenry also dropped with increased playing time. He did at least have something to drop from.

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By: BobDH http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-season-recap-catching.html#comment-21267 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42862#comment-21267 Thanks for the analysis. Given what little I have seen of the rather bleak free agent market, I would be comfortable with McHenry and Sanchez. Spend the money elsewhere.

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By: gonfalon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-season-recap-catching.html#comment-21255 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42862#comment-21255 nice article, but Barajas threw out 6 of 99 (6%) attempted base stealers last year, McKenry 13 of 74 (16%).

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-season-recap-catching.html#comment-21226 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42862#comment-21226 Could you see sanchez developing into a player like russel martin of the yankees…Career .751 OPS with one gold glove on the resume

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