The Pirates want to get rid of him because they gave him a ridiculously big contract that they now regret, and that is holding them back big time. From a fantasy standpoint, you don't care about what his contract is, and he's still a catcher playing everyday.
If you can't get Posada, IRod or Piazza, you're looking for a guy that won't hurt you, and Kendall is ideal. Right now he's tied for the lead among catchers in batting average with Lopez, and is second to IRod among catchers in runs and steals. That's way above average production from the catcher position in 3 of the 5 categories. I don't know how you can consider him a bust.
pkarr5000 wrote:at top of a crappy lineup. a.j. pierzynski. if he werent a bust, why do you think the pirates dont want him
It's not his playing. They want to dump that huge contract they gave him. They were expecting him to develop more power, which he obviously hasn't.
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I never waste the early draft pick on a guy like Piazza. I swapped LoDuca for Kendall a couple months ago and have been very pleased with what he has done. He also has like 22 games in a row, so the starts at the C position will continue to pile up, and I won't need to use a roster spot for a back-up C.
4-4 today with 2 RBI, I'll take it.
* Steroid induced record
Kendall wins three categories quite handily, while AJ barely beats out Kendall in "his" categories, HR and RBI. AJ's average isn't exactly bad, but I would prefer Kendall to Pierzysnki just because 14 ribbies isn't all that much. Also, Kendall doesn't have a backup who's adequate defensively, so he'll be playing more ...