We all know that Panda Molina was a nightmare with the stick in 2008 for the Yankees – although his glove and arm were outstanding. And, due to the injury to Jorge Posada, the Yankees were forced to play Molina much more than they would have preferred last season.
That said, since we don’t know for sure if Posada can catch 135+ games in 2009, would it not make sense for the Yankees to pick up another back-up catcher who offers more with the bat than Molina – just in case they need their back-up catcher to play in 70+ games next season? Granted, you’re not going to find someone with a big bat. And, you may not find someone with a league average bat. But, you could probably get someone like the Royals’ John Buck.
Sure, Buck is not stellar with the lumber. But, he’s probably twice as good as Jose Molina. Hey, it’s just today’s wild thought….