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  1. #1
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    Mets Claim Catcher From Cubs

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    The #Mets claimed a catcher off waivers from the Cubs. His name is Anthony Recker. So there is that.
    *Shrugs*

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    In brief, this guy has shown average hitting ability in the minors batting about .270-.280 with 10-15HR power and about a .350 OBP. So not too shabby for a C in the minors. That said, he has Mike Nickeas hitting stats in the majors and he's 28.

    If anything, he provides added C depth. And gives Nickeas some competition a la Rob Johnson. Doesn't hurt, so good move, but really a non-impact move. Unless he pulls a Dickey and becomes Mike Piazza--the likelihood of which is about 0%
    Last edited by yfern328; 10-25-2012 at 06:00 PM.

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    Hmmm, doesnt quite give you the wow factor but he adds some depth

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    So this is what passes for Mets news these days.. I think I'll organize my sock drawer.
    " You seek Yoda!

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    In before someone mentions us winning the world series.

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    I'll take him. Hopefully this means the end of Josh Thole.

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    His career best stats happened in PCL Sacramento.

    I wouldn't put much stock in his acquisition, a lot of guys see their stats skyrocket in the higher elevation parks in the Pacific Coast League.

    He's depth but you can't expect much out of a 28 year old catcher with limited major league at bats

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-rock-man View Post
    So this is what passes for Mets news these days.. I think I'll organize my sock drawer.
    Make sure the cotton socks stay to the left.. that's how I do it. Or you can let a old pro like FOC teach you a few things... He has been doing this for centuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    His career best stats happened in PCL Sacramento.

    I wouldn't put much stock in his acquisition, a lot of guys see their stats skyrocket in the higher elevation parks in the Pacific Coast League.

    He's depth but you can't expect much out of a 28 year old catcher with limited major league at bats
    Hey, didn't you ever hear of Crash Davis? Oh wait, that was just a movie.

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    C h a m p i o n s h i p C a l i b e r
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    Better than Thole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage View Post
    C h a m p i o n s h i p C a l i b e r
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    And you guys were worried
    Last edited by Daaaarryyl; 10-25-2012 at 07:26 PM.

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    Mets Claim Catcher From Cubs

    Super Bowl bound baby!
    Go Grab My Belt

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    I like this move. His sample size and opportunity in the big leagues has been limited.

    He's a big strong guy, your classic catcher build. He's got a strong arm and throws out a lot of runners.

    He just turned 29 years old, but catchers tend to develop the latest out of all the positions since a lot of them focus primarily on game calling and defense. He's a nice guy for Thole to compete with in ST.

    Loser goes to AAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFanatic19 View Post
    Better than Thole.
    Nope, Thole is an all star compared to this guy.

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