Monday, May 5, 2008

The Tools of Ignorance

George Vecsey on the hard knocks and constant job openings for catchers:

Catchers are always one hard foul away from inactivity. The good side is that catchers must be replaced by catchers, another example of baseball’s version of supply and demand. Both New York teams have been forced to rely on catchers who
were not expected to make the team this spring.

The rate of attrition for catchers means there is a job market for catchers, which is why Chad Moeller has played 429 games in the major leagues for six teams in nine seasons, acquiring a reputation as a heady veteran.
Someday -- and I imagine that day is coming soon -- every team will have their own slate of Molinas, which should put an end to the carnage.

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