Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Ontronik July 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    Okay I’ve got a question. Why has Mike Nickeas gotten such a free pass so far? The dude couldn’t hit the side of a barn if he tried driving a Chevy Tahoe into it. His bunt attempt this weekend against the Dodgers was hilarious. Meanwhile I have to keep hearing about how he is this great defensive catcher. I’m sorry, but did Mike Nickeas turn into Yadier freaking Molina when I was asleep or something? Great defensive catcher based on what? Is he among the league leaders in any defensive stat? Is he throwing out runners left and right, picking guys off, and coaxing the most out of this pitching staff? Also, if I haven’t made it clear already, he is quite possibly the worst hitter of all time. MIKE NICKEAS SUCKS.