i think Sandoval can be a great option for a backup catcher. Sandoval is going to be playing 3B full time. hes not going to get as many games off as a catcher. catchers dont usually play a full season. how many games do you think Ianetta is going to play? 130? maybe 140? the catchers who started the most last season- Martin 155(saw time at 3B), Kendal 151, Suzuki 148, Mauer 146, Molina 145, McCann 145, Soto 141. when Ianetta isnt playing your getting nothing from the catcher spot. now imagine the stats you could get if you can plug Sandoval into the C spot when Ianetta is on the bench. i dont think its worth carrying a 2nd catcher when that 2nd catcher isnt a very good hitter ..but Sandoval has the ability to become a good hitter.
question is who to drop for Sandoval. personally i would say Sherrill. it wont be long before Ray is closing in Baltimore. even if Sherrill does start the season at closer he wont last long. the numbers he had in the 2nd half last were were terrible.
ive tried trading for Sandoval for the reasons ive mentioned, but the other owner told me Sandoval was not being traded at all.