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Angels sign Jason Castro (1 year, $6.85M)

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Good defensive catcher to go with Stassi, who is also a defensive specialist. Won't get any offense from catcher, but when you upgrade at 3B the way the Angels did, am offensive force at catcher isn't a necessity. 

At 1/6 or 1/7, it's an ok investment I think. Don't expect much excitement, just boring old using your body to block pass balls and stealing strikes by great framing. You know, the stuff that actually matters.

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1 minute ago, Second Base said:

Good defensive catcher to go with Stassi, who is also a defensive specialist. Won't get any offense from catcher, but when you upgrade at 3B the way the Angels did, am offensive force at catcher isn't a necessity. 

At 1/6 or 1/7, it's an ok investment I think. Don't expect much excitement, just boring old using your body to block pass balls and stealing strikes by great framing. You know, the stuff that actually matters.

Found the Mathis fan.

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Just now, tdawg87 said:

Found the Mathis fan.

Effing hated Mathis. Couldn't throw a rubber out to save his life and at the time, the Angels offense want consistent enough to warrant forgoing Napoli's bat in the lineup. 

I get the feeling that Mathis got better after leaving the Angels.

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Just now, Pancake Bear said:

League average (not average for catchers, *league* average) offense in 2019. Slightly below in 2017 and 2016. Better than anyone we’ve had full time since 2014. 

I suppose it's all relative. Like Dylan Bundy is an awesome pitcher.

Either way, glad to have Castro. And Bundy.

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2 minutes ago, Second Base said:

I suppose it's all relative. Like Dylan Bundy is an awesome pitcher.

Either way, glad to have Castro. And Bundy.

He’s not Grandal or Sanchez, he’s also not Lucroy or Stassi. He’s fine offensively, hopefully doesn’t get worse. 

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1 minute ago, hangin n wangin said:

Would’ve rather had Chirinos but whatever. I just hope this guy doesn’t bat .200 because I could see.it happening.

If he is the only guy in the lineup that bats 200 than our lineup has vastly improved.

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