To Catch a Free Agent Catcher

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To Catch a Free Agent Catcher
To Catch a Free Agent Catcher

When the Pirates made it … well, drizzle for Francisco Cervelli in 2016, the team obviously believed him to be its catcher for a while, despite his lackluster stats on both sides of the plate and his unsettling injury history. As we all know, Cervelli, while being a fan favorite, never fulfilled that small hope and was sent packing this summer, and the Bucs found themselves floundering at the catcher position. Elias Diaz proved that he is not the answer, and as my colleague Nathan Hurst pointed out, Jacob Stallings isn't looking like the best of bets either. The Bucs don't have the money to attract the likes of a Yasmani Grandal, but they do have something tangible to offer a free-agent catcher—a good shot at being an everyday player.

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