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  • Want The Last Word Really Bad Huh? Want The Last Word Really Bad Huh? May 6, 2012 3:45 PM Flag

    Going Catcherless

    stick with Arencibia. I am and he's rewarded me with the occasional home run. I clued a friend into Pierzynski while Arencibia was hitting, and got mad at myself for that one. But A.J. has since cooled off.

    I speculated going catcherless, but every week I've been so neck in neck in hits and runs that I could never chance doing such a thing.

    I went into my 14-man draft with low sights for catching and closers, that I'd take the best catcher possible late in the draft, and that I'd scour free agency for closers mid-season. So far, both strategies have worked. I'm in 1st place going 28-8 with a 9 point lead today. If you target top catching high in the draft, you miss the chance to get a more impactful player in other positions.

    If you didn't get Posey or Napoli, statistically speaking, you're not the only one suffering in the catcher spot. So it doesn't matter.

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    • Im also in first, I have 5 closers, pretty solid starting pitching(5 of them with some streaming against the padres/twins), a ton of power and speed from the rest of my lineup(Parra, Campana, Schafer)....I missed out on Ruiz because JP was hitting for a few days when Ruiz got hot....its been a week without a catcher(I had one for a couple days but they didnt even play)