Most of you crazy kids have drafted already, so this might serve as a depth/eval sheet more than a draft mandate. Anyway, you want to discuss catchers (that's what the e-mails say) and I'm here to do it with you.
I was lukewarm on Mauer before the injury; now, he's a "your problem, not mine" sort of player. Iannetta was a surprising bargain for most of the spring.
I didn't try the Wieters gambit in any redraft league this year because I don't like giving up the bench space. Opinions vary. There are plenty of intelligent minds in this industry who like the stash-and-wait play, and I don't know anyone who doesn't think he'll be great right out of the box.
Poor AJP. Nobody loves him.
It feels like I'm going double or nothing on Salty at this price (and the siren song of Arlington is forever whispering in your ear). Molina's not really a sexy option and there's no power upside, but he's a nice second catcher if you need two at the position.
You'll make a profit on Johjima, I'm confident on that. Last year's cruel BABIP isn't going to happen again. Jeff Clement is out of the way. Johjima isn't *that* old, friends - just 32.
I think there's a splash of petrol left in the Pudge tank. Not a ton, but a little bit. Inge's offense will get a slight tick up now that he's not stuck behind home plate.
Don't own Jason Kendall. The proof is left as an assignment for you.
Programming Note: Closing Time 2009 debuts Sunday night, and we'll have a continuous running blog (hosted by Dr. Behrens and myself) for Monday, opening day proper. The most sluggish spring training in history is just about over, amigos; let's toast to that.