Neither Murphy or Duda can play catcher. Don't be ridiculous. We need a real catcher. Trading Murphy for a strong right hand hitting catcher would be a good move. We could put Valdespin at 2nd base and he would be our leadoff hitter if he could ever learn how to take a pitch.
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I think signing a guy like Pierzynski for a 2 year deal and dealing for Austin Hedges would be a great offseason at the C position. Hedges just screams early career Yadier Molina for me. Excellet defensively and a RH bat that can generate average to moderate power in the future. Should definitely stick at C.
Although Thole is fairly under team control and young, I'd deal him if we can sign Pierzynski. Someone will be looking for a lefty platoon bat at C, and I would send Thole packing. We need power at the position, we have enough slap hitters. Roll with Pierzynski and Shoppach for 2 years and then say we trade for a young catcher like Hedges, eventually give him the job, or maybe Plawecki/Maron develops. Either way, we need to do a major haul at the position. I personally prefer a short term signing with a view on adding a top notch catching prospect too.