Mets Add Another Catcher
According to PlanetHardball, the Mets have added yet another catcher to the spring training mix — and it’s NOT Rod Barajas (not yet anyway). Rather, they’ve brought in German-born backstop Kai Gronauer.
The 23-year-old receiver was invited to spring training, but will most likely end up back in the minors before long. He spent last year with the Savannah Sand Gnats and it not expected to compete for a job at the AAA level nor above. But, it’s still a good story.
Since they don’t have a bona fide every day catcher, each guy will play for 2 innings per game.
So maybe that IS the Mets plan — because no one catcher will be able to mentally handle the neurotic, non-strike throwing Mets pitchers for a full 9 innings.