Here’s the thing, it’s not like catching isn’t important to this management team. They drafted one number one overall, actually nixed a deal with Philly because a catcher they wanted wasn’t involved.
Joe Boyd breaks down the FV of this package from the Mariners.
OK, now it’s officially official.
So what right? What’s another outfielder who hasn’t cracked MLB? Looks like the Pirates are dumpster diving again!
For one thing, being wrong in this business is par for the course. I didn’t believe anyone would trade for Jameson Taillon without seeing him pitch or more importantly stay healthy for a stretch.
Before we get into this too deep, there is a belief that Josh Bell is a better DH option than First Baseman, the evidence is pretty clear if you watch him play everyday but most GMs won’t have that intimacy.
I wonder if we’ll ever know how long this has been an issue for Chris, and honestly it hardly matters. What this is plainly happens to be the end of any hope this trade would become anything resembling passable.
One of the most interesting things that could come from shortening the season is either the actual, or perceived elimination of the MLB Trade Deadline.