July 16, 2007

E-Mail Bag: Behind The Plate

Since Castro is hitting the ball every time he starts, would it be possible to use him as the every day catcher? Maybe use Lo Duca as the day game catcher for a little while.

Ryan via E-mail

I don’t think that will happen. Lo Duca is making too much and I don’t think Castro has the stamina to keep producing at the rate he has been while playing all those games.

However, Willie could use them in more of a platoon role. Each of them getting a good amount of playing time could enhance both of their production and would keep the wear and tear of being a catcher to a minimum.

Of course, Lo Duca, wouldn’t like this, but it might be the best thing for his slumping bat.

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