Erik Kratz is having a weird and wonderful season. Here is everything you need to know about Kratz, and several more things besides.
Ben and Sam discuss Yadier Molina’s career year, catcher defense, and catcher aging, then talk about Omar Vizquel and the point at which clubhouse chemistry can’t cancel out poor on-field production.
Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he’s worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard’s stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who’s always either good or injured goes bad.
It’s the end of a catching era; Pudge Rodriguez is hanging up the spikes.
Who should you be aiming to draft as a backstop in your fantasy leagues?