McTaggart's been busy! With this article on the unspoken awkwardness between J.R. Towles and Jason Castro, Towles know what Castro is going through, and maybe secretly hopes Castro craps the bed.
Wade, on the battle for C1:
"It's huge. If we thought our catching situation was significantly deficient, we would have addressed it during the offseason. Where we thought we had deficiencies during the offseason, we addressed them, and we didn't do anything at catcher because we think J.R. and Jason and [Humberto Quintero] have the ability to give us a solid catching core."
"Similar to last year, I'm coming in with my ears and eyes open, and trying to take everything in and learn as much as I can, and continue to get my work in and do my best out there. Hopefully, I can show some people that I can play."
"Similar to last year, I'm coming in with my ears and eyes open, and trying to take everything in and learn as much as I can, and continue to get my work in and do my best out there. Hopefully, I can show some people that I can play...
..."I always think there are areas you need to improve on no matter what, but right now it's building the relationship with the pitcher so that they have that confidence in me back there and just swing the bat like I'm capable. [Castro] was a first-rounder and was a No. 1 and obviously has what it takes. He's definitely good enough to play up there. It's one of those things where we're going against each other and he's going to push me a little bit and I'm going to push him, and we'll make each other better."
"I'm not really thinking about that quite yet. Hopefully at some point down the road, whenever that may be, I'll be ready for it and I'm excited for camp to get going and excited for what's to come."