Monday, April 23, 2012

Might the Rays be interested in Chris Snyder?

The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin took a look at the Rays' catching situation, and didn't exactly like what he saw. Rays catchers are currently hitting .250/.339/.346. So how about acquiring better catcher? Chris Snyder is listed as a "lower-tier" possibility...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Astros haven't had a decent catcher since Alan Ashby. Why would the Rays even wanna touch the current Brad Ausmus clones? I say unload Snyder AND Castro. They both look overwhelmed and under-qualified. And for those who defend Brad Ausmus --- NO HE WAS NOT A GOOD BALLPLAYER WHATSOEVER!!!

Anonymous said...

I would unload most Astros players for a haul of cheap beer and a mid-grade steak from Shula's. For our catchers, I'll settle for less -- how about a a hot dog and autographed picture of a real ballplayer, like Even Longoria.

Anonymous said...

The ignorance is strong in this thread.

What The Heck said...

Looks like some of our favorite Chronicle commenters found your site!

Reuben said...

Yeah, I am strongly in favor of replacing the "prove you're not a robot" test with a "prove you're not a dumbass" one.

Anonymous said...

Different Anon

Reuben I wholeheartedly agree with your idea. I'm at a loss for words after reading those comments up there.

Blazemule said...

I think Castro will be a above average catcher, I like that is patient as a hitter, I think he will end up hitting .270 with 10-15+ HR's a year and playing good defense. He was out all of last year, so give him some freaking time, plus he was a rushed a little to the majors, felt he needed a year at AAA.

Bigbot said...

I agree that Castro was rushed. With it known that McLane was looking to sell the Astros, I'm sure Ed Wade did all he could to save his job.