As Conor wrote last night, Francisco Cervelli is surely bringing some energy to the club. We already knew he was a solid defender, but everyone was worried about his bat. Yet, he's held his own going 6 for 19 with 2 runs scored, an RBI, and a walk. Hopefully he can keep it up. Kevin Cash, our 4th string catcher, has played one game so far and went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. I'm sure I'm not the only one worried about having a career .183 hitter playing once or twice a week to give Cervelli a rest. So a few days ago I suggested the Yanks sign Javier Valentin, the best available catcher on the free agent market. But, they didn't. And Valentin signed with the Mets. I don't understand how we can sign Josh Towers ( who is worse than approximately every Yankee pitcher at every level including Kei Igawa), but we don't sign a catcher that would be an immediate upgrade at the major league level. Well maybe not immediate, he might need a little time to get his stroke back, but hell I'd still rather have him now then Cash.
Posted by Kevin S. at 11:51 AM