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Mets NOT Interested in Catcher

doumitRemarkably, there is a catcher on the market that does not draw the interest of the New York Mets.

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates are shopping catcher Ryan Doumit, and fielding offers from several teams, most notably the Blue Jays.

To Kovacevic’s knowledge, however, the Mets are NOT one of those teams.

Doumit battled wrist and back injuries in 2009, appearing in only 75 games. He is a switch-hitting, offensive-minded catcher with some pop and a hard-nosed approach to the game but below-average skills behind the plate. He can play 1B and the outfield, but at those positions his offensive prowess is not as impressive — in that way he reminds me a bit of Robert Fick: not enough bat to play a corner, not enough glove to be a regular backstop. Still, he’s a nice guy to have on the bench and mix in at all three positions — but the Mets are already set with a backup catcher, and that’s where he adds the most value.

In related news, Troy Renck believes the Mets may be pursuing Yorvit Torrealba, who reportedly has moved beyond the grievance filed against the team in 2007.


Link Roundup

MetsPolice has a big list of Citi Field seats with obstructed views. But hey, we’re all just a bunch of whiners who don’t appreciate what the Wilpons gave us, right?

Speaking of the stadium, Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Gazette discusses the influence of PNC Park on Citi Field. And the similarities only being with bank sponsorship.

Hat tip to Matthew Artus of Always Amazin’ for the previous link. Matthew also examines the catching situation once Brian Schneider comes off the DL.

Disgruntled Mets Fan has a blog name that engages my heart. DMF spotlights reliever Sean Greenenweis, and he also posted the below video: