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State of the Position, 2019: Catcher

State of the Position, 2019: Catcher

The catcher position is clear for 2019, but there’s no clear long term solution Writing about Rockies catchers on this website has a pre-requisite: One must make reference to the Catcher Wars of yesteryear, circa 2008-2009, when Chris Iannetta and Yorvit Torrealba fractured a community by charging discussions with things like the relative value of taking a walk. Iannetta won that battle. But even he was shipped off after the 2011 season in favor of Wilin Rosario. That experiment behind the plate was enough to make Iannetta detractors wish him back in Denver. Iannetta returned to the...
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Tuesday Rockpile: Rockies stick with what they’ve got

Tuesday Rockpile: Rockies stick with what they’ve got

Rockies news and links for February 12, 2019 Colorado Rockies: Lack of an upgrade at catcher spells doom for 2019? | Rox Pile Pitchers and catchers report this week, and the season is drawing near. All around the league, it’s been a quiet offseason, and fans are wondering what that will mean for 2019. Since the end of last season, Rockies fans have been waiting for a upgrade on the catcher position, but we’ve still got just Chris Iannetta and Tony Wolters. They both produced defensively, but struggled offensively. There were many opportunities for the ROckies to pick up a new catcher,...

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