Despite some whispers of interest I hope the Mets don’t actually sign Pudge.
No one disputes his offensive impact would be minimal but if the Met team is jettisoning star veterans for youth I’d prefer to do the same at catcher.
Standard baseball logic would prefer a veteran backstop to mentor the kid. In most cases that’s definitely the right move, but we still don’t know if Thole will be the starter in 2013.
So why not let Nickeas get those AB’s and soak it up in the bigs? Lets see what he’s got…
If there was ever a season to go with 2 kids behind the plate this is it.