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    • Catcher... Who
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  • 12/11/12
  • cufc

Right now, we have a catcher who has trouble throwing to 2nd base in Norris...

We need one... I like Shoppach of the group... For """PRICE""" and quality... Think, he can be had around 1 mil... He would be perfect for us... He would start here - that could pull him to us... on a 2 year for 2.5 mil.... 1 mil, 1st year.... 1.5 mil, 2nd year.. mutual option for 1.75 / .250 buy out 3rd year

Pierzynski is not an option at his PRICE!!!!


A.J. Pierzynski White Sox C 35 479 27 .278 77 Unrestricted
David Ross Braves C 35 176 9 .256 23 Unrestricted
Kelly Shoppach Mets C 32 219 8 .233 27 Unrestricted
Yorvit Torrealba Brewers C 34 194 4 .227 14 Unrestricted
Brian Schneider Phillies C 35 89 2 .225 7 Unrestricted
Humberto Quintero Royals C 32 138 1 .232 19 Unrestricted
Ronny Paulino Orioles C 31 63 0 .254 5 Unrestricted
Henry Blanco D-Backs C 41 64 1 .188 7 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year $1.24M
Miguel Olivo Mariners C 34 315 12 .222 29 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $3M Chris
Snyder Astros C 31 221 7 .176 24 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $4M
Matt Treanor Dodgers C 36 103 2 .175 10 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $950K
Rod Barajas Pirates C 37 321 11 .206 31 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year,$3.5M


Edited 12/11/12   by  cufc
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  • 12/11/12
  • BeaneBall
I'd be happy with any of them. I don't think we have a real catcher on our roster at this point.
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  • 12/11/12
  • cufc
Good point!!!
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  • 12/11/12
  • tenace18

At this point, other than Stassi (maybe) I don't think the A's have a real catcher in their entire organization.
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  • 12/11/12
  • cufc

Ang: I would be patient if it wasn't for what he showed of his throwing arm...

The old BB adage applies here.... Ya can't make chicken soup out of chicken poopoo..

If that really is his arm strenght... Then he is not a MLB catcher....Hope, I'm wrong

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  • 12/14/12
  • johnhalama
I'm with you, even if Norris improves we still need a plan b or b-. The A's are definitely flapping in the breeze with the current situation behind the plate.
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  • 12/14/12
  • macksman

Just looking at your list, I don't have a problem with Shoppach. I would like to compare his catching ability with that of Ross and Olivo who might have better bats.

If Stassi is a good defensive catcher, maybe we should give him a good hard look in spring training. We need a better defensive catcher with a better bat than Norris. Would Stassi fill that bill at least as a backup catcher?

No sense making a change if we are not going to improve ourselves at the catching position.

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  • 12/18/12
  • rushhead

Billy needs to get a catcher and one more starting pitcher and the A's will be set!

I would take Pierzynski in a second. Is he still available?

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  • To:All
  • 12/18/12
  • rushhead
I wish the A's could somehow get CHOOOOCH!!!!!
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