Dice wrote:Terrible move by the Red Sox. They have two other former major league catchers in the AAA level in Ken Huckaby and Corky Miller. They could've been given a shot before resorting to Mirabelli.
I'd much rather that resources went towards getting pitching.
The resources go towards pitching? What resources? Bard and a minor league scrub? The Sox are very lucky they got Mirabelli for what they did. Great move by them too. They basically got Loretta for free.
Yanks04, who said Wakefield demanded a personal catcher? He didn't. They had Mirabelli from when Varitek got hurt, and he proved he was very solid defensively. Varitek is obviously going to need days off, and Mirabelli is better defensively, so they decided to have him catch for Wakefield. This way they can keep Varitek fresh and have a catcher who is very good at catching the knuckleball catch Wakefield.
The system has worked great and they had a chance to bring it back for a very cheap price, so they did.