Last year, toward the end of the year, I posted in a few threads that I thought we should bring back Buck as our #2. People felt that he would be offered a #1 somewhere else, and would go for the playing time and the money.
Well, much like Drew, I feel like he is falling right into our hands, and I feel like I can make a good argument for bringing him back.
-I think we can get him for a 1 year 2 mil, with a team option.
-We still do not know about TDA's durability and this leaves a tested, reliable catcher as our backup option in case of injury
-He knows our pitching, and calls a good game
-He provides power off the bench
-He's an instant upgrade and worth at least a win or maybe two
-If TDA is solid next year, he helps take a position that has been a major negative for years for the Mets and turns it into a very solid, plus position
I think he is worth a million and a half over a Recker type player, to turn Catcher into a plus position.