“Better than some starting catchers, defensively, in the big leagues right now”

As far as the competition status heading into Spring Training:

It’s an indicator of who’s going to be the starting catcher. It’s going to be Russell Martin, period. Then after that, the back-up situation’s going to be open for discussion between [Francisco]  Cervelli, Montero, [Austin]  Romine, we’ll see. Or all of them. … They all could split time and get a little education in the process.

A glimpse into the Yankees “process” and rationale:

The bottom line is: Take the best player on the board. Andrew Brackman, in his case, the only reason he got to us is because of the knowledge that he had a ligament issue and was going to need Tommy John surgery. Nowadays, I think it’s an 88 to 92 percent success rate, so when you compare it to losing a year waiting for him, versus the other players, we chose Brackman. I don’t necessarily think patience has anything to do with it, other than you need patience to wait on these guys.

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4 thoughts on ““Better than some starting catchers, defensively, in the big leagues right now”

  1. Cashman is such a calm guy given his surroundings. He must walk around his office with earplugs in, smiling at his hotheaded higher-ups as they talk at him (not to him) and thinking up better strategies than any baseball think tank.

  2. I just hope that this isn't a case of the Yankees hyping up a prospect to increase his trade value. I'm excited to finally have another home grown star, and I hope Montero is the real deal.