Baseball Magazine

Sox Rebuilding Strategy to Focus on Signing as Many Catchers as Possible

By Callofthegreenmonster @cotgm

For months, fans and baseball insiders have pondered what strategy the Red Sox will use as they plan to overcome the disaster of the past year.  Make a big splash by signing Josh Hamilton? Trade an established star for a phenom prospect?  Stay conservative?  Today, as Ben Cherington announced the signing of Mike Napoli, he also came clean on his rebuilding strategy.

"We're going after every catcher we can," he said emphatically, as the Sox welcomed their fourth catcher to the major league roster.  "Salty, Lavarnway, Ross, and Nap, they're going to be the cornerstone of our return to prominence, and we're not done yet."

Sources revealed that the Red Sox are very active in the pursuit of AJ Pierzynski, Russell Martin, Jose Molina, and Gerald Laird, as well as most other available catchers. Stats geek Bill James has advised the team to pursue any and all catchers.

"The statistics I've looked at show that starting nine catchers would yield amazing results," James reasoned. "I know it sounds odd, like a lot of things that come out of my mouth, but this one is true." Then he winked and said, "If you CATCH my drift!"

Joining the fun, Larry Lucchino said playfully."We really think this strategy will CATCH on! You simply cannot have enough catchers."

"Uh, actually, yeah you can," said concerned John Farrell. "What the hell am I signing up for?"

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • HCTF Premiere - Slum Summer: Bobby

    HCTF Premiere Slum Summer: Bobby

    Anglo-American indie band Slum Summer pair an American lo-fi garage rock vibe to an English sense for melody on their single Bobby, a taste from their... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Hctf
  • Tony Montana’s White Suit in Scarface

    Tony Montana’s White Suit Scarface

    Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface (1983)VitalsAl Pacino as Tony Montana, impulsive and hotheaded cocaine dealerMiami, Summer 1981Film: Scarface Release Date... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Nguzan
  • China Has Strict New Rules for Climbing Everest

    China Strict Rules Climbing Everest

    With the winter fall climbing season in the Himalaya now behind us and the spring climbing season still a bit far off, you would think there wouldn't be much... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Kungfujedi
  • Managing the Micromanager

    Embed from Getty ImagesMicromanagers want to control every aspect of their employees’ work, down to the smallest detail. They insist on being consulted about... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Candacemoody
  • 8 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Business Crises Ahead

    Ways Prepare Yourself Business Crises Ahead

    Most entrepreneurs see their new venture as a fun adventure, until the pressures of a cash flow crisis, or a manufacturing quality problem, or a major customer... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
  • Christmas Style: Neutrals + Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Christmas Style: Neutrals Last Minute Gift Ideas

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Meijer. All opinions and thoughts are my own.  Is anyone else having super weird weather where they... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Thesamanthashow
  • The Cup Chronicles Cafe

    Chronicles Cafe

    Cup Chronicles Café is a cozy café located on 12th Main, Indiranagar, Bangalore. The place opened only few weeks back and has managed to attract crowd to try it... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Rohit Dassani