- Aug 24, 2011
I get where you're coming from on him. I think I'm just on the side of the fence that, in general, you can win with a couple "good" catchers and spend the money on other positions.The big difference is Ramos can't block a beach ball and Realmuto is one of the 2 or 3 best defensive catchers in the league. Also a very good pitch framer which will help the pitching staff. But the contract does scare me, it's likely it becomes a bad one the last few years
For instance, would all that extra money help Matz not give up HR's? Would it make Wacha or Porcello any better? I feel like it wouldn't. I'd rather have, like I said earlier, a guy like Springer who can impact the team in other ways? No real right answer. They need to have a really good offseason with player management, period.