I'm not sure if anyone else finds themselves in my boat, but one of my main MOs for the second half of the season is to scrounge a reliable, productive catcher off of the FA wire. Sounds easy enough, right?
A few seasons ago, I was lucky enough to pick up a FA rookie catcher who ultimately led my team to a money league title. That catcher...? Russell Martin.
I'm hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again this year and see the potential to do so with a new crop of young, talented catchers. So, in scraping the bottom of the barrel and keeping my fingers crossed, what are your thoughts on the following guys for the second half...?
- Jeff Clement
- Chris Iannetta
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia
- Chris Snyder
- JR Towles
- Kelly Shoppach
I very seriously doubt that any of the above can match Martin's post-ASB 2006, but can any come even relatively close to making the same sort of fantasy splash?