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12 months ago  ::  Jan 16, 2019 - 6:18AM #61
louisiana_lightning
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Jan 15, 2019 -- 10:13PM, RobS44 wrote:







I agree that Sanchez will more than likely be a really good hitter, and I love his arm. But his deficiencies at catcher outweigh his positives right now. In fact, if he does not improve defensively his future may very well be at 1B or DH. So while he has great potential, Realmuto's value is higher in January 2019.




If Sanchez hits, say, .278 with 30+ HRs and 100 or so RBIs, no one will care much about the passed balls.


But if he is hitting .205/3/14 going into June and leading the league in passed balls it will be very ugly at YS (and on these boards), especially ifhe has a couple of non-hustle incidents.


I do recall last season there were a bunch of posters here who got very indignent with anybody who questioned Sanchez' attitude or who pointed out that there were multiple reports that he had attitude problems in the minors ("You weren't there, how do you know???).  The willingness to defend him seems much more muted now.




I am hoping he wasn't completely healthy last year.  Just kind of surly and banged up but coming back 100% this year.

11 months ago  ::  Jan 20, 2019 - 2:09AM #62
Ricochet
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I think the Yanks have real interest in Realmuto but not at the cost of Sanchez.  The game is changing whether we like it do to sabermetrics and from that new philosophies are emerging. 


More than ever it's about getting away from the out and out DH and having a true super-subs that play just about everyday.


So it's about flexability and finding/creating value in places that can give one an advantage over others and this is where Realmuto comes in.  The position of catcher is the great difference maker when you have top hitting talent where it's vastly more rare and with sabermetics running the show in todays game it tells us that less is more when it comes to catching.  They don't really want them catching more than a 100 games.


I think there is real chance that the Yankees while quietly will try make a run at getting Realmuto to create a 1-2 Punch with Sanchez at Catcher they will see time at DH and maybe some 1st if someone doesn't step up.


11 months ago  ::  Jan 20, 2019 - 8:14AM #63
louisiana_lightning
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Jan 20, 2019 -- 2:09AM, Ricochet wrote:


I think the Yanks have real interest in Realmuto but not at the cost of Sanchez.  The game is changing whether we like it do to sabermetrics and from that new philosophies are emerging. 


More than ever it's about getting away from the out and out DH and having a true super-subs that play just about everyday.


So it's about flexability and finding/creating value in places that can give one an advantage over others and this is where Realmuto comes in.  The position of catcher is the great difference maker when you have top hitting talent where it's vastly more rare and with sabermetics running the show in todays game it tells us that less is more when it comes to catching.  They don't really want them catching more than a 100 games.


I think there is real chance that the Yankees while quietly will try make a run at getting Realmuto to create a 1-2 Punch with Sanchez at Catcher they will see time at DH and maybe some 1st if someone doesn't step up.




That’s how I feel JT Realmuto was the gold standard at catcher last season but there were 5 teams that got better offense at catcher than the Marlins last year.  Realmuto slashed .277/.340/.484 while Marlin catchers slashed .249/.314/.409.  Catchers can’t be behind the plate even 2/3 of the time the way the game is played now.  That is a lot of playing time for a backup so anyone who has two starters at catcher like the Dodgers last year has a hige advantage.

11 months ago  ::  Jan 20, 2019 - 11:30AM #64
nost
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Realmuto doesn't really call a good game but I have no problem him being our every day 1b and giving Gary a day off here and there.  He's not LH but at least 1b has gotten better sibce Tino Martinez.

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