MLBTR Chat Transcript

If the Indians DFA or trade Hedges (in a salary dump-like move), the Pirates need to be all-in on him. Michael Perez can’t be the 2nd catcher next season. He can’t hit and his defense is average at best. The Pirates have a ton of young pitching coming up the system over the next year or so (Carmen Mlodzinski, Roansy Contreras, Miguel Yajure, Omar Cruz, possibly Ricky DeVito in 2022 alone) and they need a catcher pitchers can have confidence in. Stallings can’t catch all 162 games (as much as I’d like that) and Perez has options remaining. Until Endy Rodriguez or Henry Davis are in the majors, Stallings is likely the answer. But they need a good defender behind the dish. Whether that’s Hedges, or someone on the FA market like Manny Pina.

Published at Mon, 06 Sep 2021 02:06:55 +0000

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