This week we're going to take a look at the market for various positions that the Pirates may be interested in this offseason. Today's article will look at the market for catchers.
At this year's trade deadline, it seemed as if Neal Huntington completed both his deadline shopping and offseason shopping at the same time. By obtaining Gaby Sanchez, Wandy Rodriguez, and Travis Snider, Huntington obtained players with multiple years of control remaining at key positions.
The one position that there appears to be a clear opening for is catcher, as Rod Barajas' $3.5M option for 2013 was declined. This leaves Michael McKenry as the only starter with major league experience. So it seems as if the Pirates will be in the market for a catcher, right? It seems that way, but in 2013 the Pira...
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