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Another Potential Solution at Catcher


Obviously we're all sick to death of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, his bat is godawful, his defense is even worse, and we simply need another player behind the plate. Tek's too old to play every day, and none of the guys in the minors are ready to come up and take over.

 

Here at Over The Monster, we've come up with a billion and one solutions, it's become our new favorite pastime. From Geovany Soto to David Ross and every backup and potential free agent between it seems like we've left no stone unturned. Allow me to turn hopefully the final stone in this seemingly futile search: Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy is relatively unproven, he's played all of 83 games in the majors, or just over one half of one season, and those 83 games are none too promising: .263/.311/.344. However, he has a reputation as a "decent" defensive catcher, which is light years ahead of what we have in Saltalamacchia. Lucroy's minor league numbers look much better, with a .263/.380/.418 slash line in 125 AA games, the last time he played significant time in the minors.

 

The Sox would also be dealing from an even position with the Brewers, we have the worst catcher in the majors bein backed up by a player who is too old to play every day, and the Brewers are in the same position in regards to another prime defensive position: Shortstop. Yuniesky Betancourt still has a job in the majors for some reason or another, and the Brewers are looking to rectify that. We have the solution stashed in our minor leagues, being blocked by Nomar Jr. In fact, we have three answers down on the farm, so it shouldn't be a big deal to ship shortstop prospect Yamaico Navarro to Milwaukee with Salty while they send us Lucroy in return.

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