Bloody Sox wrote:He'll miss out on 120 games of stats, which will be 50-60 runs, 50-60 RBIs, 10 HRs, and a .260 batting average. If he thinks he can make up those losses in other ways, tell him to enjoy his crack.
Fixed your post.
Seriously... why wouldn't you want this guy to do this if you were playing against him? He's improving the depth of the position for everyone else by not carrying any catchers, and he's playing with one less roster spot than everybody else.
This is idiotic on his part. I agree that most catchers completely suck when compared to the rest of the team, but you're throwing away just about every counting
stat (R,2B,3B,HR,RBI,SB) in favor of one averaging
stat (AVG/OPS/SLG/whatever). It's moronic.
In spot times I can definitely understand this (you're already leading in several categories and don't want to sacrifice your AVG), or you want to keep an extra player on your roster for a few days and your C is the first reasonable cut option... but doing this over the course of a long season is just crazy.
Honestly, the only thing dumber than actually doing it
is complaining about it
when your opponent is doing it.