chefref22 wrote:i was looking for someone to confirm that wilson would be the pirates catcher this year.neither of your links did this.neither of your links even mentioned wilson's name.
if he had 21 games at C last year,he will be eligible there this year,but that still doesn't support the actual thread which implies that wilson will be the pirates catcher and not kendall.
As I said earlier, don't expect Wilson to be <b>the</b> catcher in Pittsburgh. The Kendall trade with SD fell through about two weeks ago. I can't see any other team who would want to take his contract. But, if it somehow happens, I assume there is a chance he could be moved to the everyday starting catcher. But, we just don't know what will happen yet!
I don't think Wilson's a great catcher anyway (at least the times I've seen him play there). If I were McClendon (which I'm not, and I barely can ever figure out what he's doing), and if Kendall left, I would bring up Cota or House (the two minor league catchers) and have Wilson and whoever is brought up split equal time at the spot. That way if the Pirates did acquire Simon or Lee, and/or Mondesi, he could still get more AB's by switching off catching duties and then playing 1B or RF on the other days.
If Kendall stays, there's no chance in heck Wilson will play more than Kendall, and I doubt he would catch more than 20-30 games.
So I am agreeing with you, chef!