Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Backstop Backup

An article over at looking at the catcher position for the team. Of special note is Rule 5 draft pick Adam Donachie. If he can flash a little offense in Spring Training may have a chance to make the team:

"We're not sure if we'll carry three catchers," Duquette said shortly after adding Donachie and Bako at the Winter Meetings. "But because it's an area we don't have depth in, we liked [Donachie] enough that we wanted to take a look at him and see. If we like him enough and he doesn't make the club, we can always try to work out a trade."

Donachie has a good defensive reputation and in my opinion could be as good defensively as Paul Bako with a better offensive upside (that wouldn't be difficult quite frankly). But Donachie will have to knock management's socks off to force them to give up on a veteran they have already invested in.

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