rotation is filthy
We have three question marks in JPA, Rasmus and Lind. If they can be average hitters and help out at the bottom of the order, that's all we need.
And who knows, maybe the Jays extend RA Dickey again on that third year for a year or 2 if Dickey continues to pitch like an ace.
Last edited by Vampirate; 12-17-2012 at 02:53 PM.
reyes and dickey re-unite
I'll take solace in the fact that A.J. Jiminez projects to be a very, very good defensive catcher, with the ability to hit for contact (although he has no power to speak of), and he should be ready in the next couple of years.
Brandon Crawford, despite being awful at the plate, is a very, very good defender, which is something you certainly can't say about J.P.
Theriot I will give you. He was absolutely awful last year.
If Arencibia could be an above average hitter or an above average fielder - one of those, not both - it would be tolerable. But being below average in both aspects just can't happen.
Gone are the days when the Jays should be willing to accept mediocrity. As exciting as these moves are, it's no guarantee the team will win, and throwing away at bats with Arencibia is costing the team. Nobody said they need a superstar, but they shouldn't be using a guy who is so terrible on both sides of the game. Find a defensive first guy, or find a legitimate offensive catcher. Not someone who fails pretty spectacularly at both.
Last edited by Twitchy; 12-17-2012 at 03:05 PM.
Vic Mackey: You better figure out how much you hate me. And how you're going to deal with that. 'Cause I'm not going anywhere.
This sums up every sports interview, ever.
I mean I would love for us to sign Pierzynski to a 1 year deal but I don't see it happening.. I think AA is really content with JPA and feels like he can make strides
I'm not an expert on defensive metrics for catchers but it seems to me that he improved in every aspect of the game last year and it is reasonable to expect that he will do so again this year
Last edited by bomber0104; 12-17-2012 at 03:08 PM.
I cringe when I watch JPA catch, don't mind his pop at the plate but he can't catch