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Is Perez Struggling Defensively?

Plate Apps, Catchers ERA: _2011_ Treanor 2347 4.64 BPena 2325 4.49 Perez 1461 4.23 MPina 147 2.75 _2012_ Quintero 1529 4.11 Pena 1316 4.30 Perez 664 5.68 While Catchers ERA isn't...

Ramos Rescued in Venezuela

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Venezuelan Information Minister Andres Izarra posted on his Twitter account that Washington Nationals' catcher Wilson Ramos has been rescued thanks to a "rescue operation by air" conducted by police and National Guard commandos. Three men, including one from Colombia who is "linked to paramilitary groups and to kidnapping groups," were arrested for the abduction. Glad to hear that he's safe!

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Mathis or Conger - What the Second-Half Stats Tell Us

Hank Conger was sent packing to the Bees at Salt Lake on July 19, not long after the All Star game.  The rationale included getting him more playing time to hone his defensive skills and to work on...

Saltalamacchia and Varitek: Best Catcher(s) in Baseball? The Answer May Surprise You.

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Jason Varitek is 39 years old. He's batting .237 and no longer plays everyday. And he may just help win you a fantasy baseball league. How? Read to find out.

Conger Starting Today. Mathis days Numbered?

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Conger is starting behind the plate today. Mathis is the DH. Just Kidding. Mathis is mercifully on the bench.

News: Mets sign Henry Blanco

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"Francisco Blavia of ESPN Deportes says free-agent C Henry Blanco agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Mets." via MetsBlog

Corky Miller Is Slightly More Useful Than a Pitchback

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Corky Miller reminds White Sox fans what it's like to have a capable bench. Also, Jim Thome is back, if only for a game.

Catcher Throwing Isn't That Big of a Deal

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Nice article for the Wall Street Journal by Dave Cameron. Here's a nice quote: "Over the last five years, the percentage of runners thrown out on the bases only has a .15 correlation with run prevention, which suggests there's almost no impact on a team's chances of winning (a correlation of 1 represents a direct relationship, whereas 0.0 shows there's no relationship at all).... So don't worry if your team's catcher throws to second like a nine-year-old. The best way to stop the opposing team from scoring is to avoid putting runners on base in the first place."

AJ Pierzynski on getting more rest with a real backup in Corky Miller: "[Guillen] hasn't told that...

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AJ Pierzynski on getting more rest with a real backup in Corky Miller: "[Guillen] hasn't told that to me," he said. "I'm going to try to get out there as much as I can. I feel like I'm in the best shape I've been in a long time, and I've got nothing physically wrong with me. "Ozzie says that every year, but when it comes down to it, I'm out there. We're fortunate we have Corky and he can be productive, as he showed [Saturday with two hits]. If we're in the pennant race, I'll be out there every day." Chicago White Sox try to rest catcher A.J. Pierzynski -- chicagotribune.com

Off Day WAR: The Best And Worst Seasons By Mets Catchers

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The 10 best and 10 worst seasons by Mets catchers, based on WAR.

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