• Chris Stewart

    Posted by on December 3rd, 2013 · Comments (5)

    Stewart was a horrifically bad hitter (or should I say batter?) for the Yankees last season. And, for a guy whose calling card is his defense behind the plate, he had a ton of PB+WP relative to his playing time. Also, to be candid, he’s a guy who has no business being a regular catcher at the major league level – and maybe not even a case as a often used back-up guy.

    But, he was somewhat easy to root for…sort of like seeing an everyday guy trying to play baseball at a high level. And, for sure, without question, no one could ever accuse him of using PEDs!

    He worked hard when he was here and I wish him well in Pittsburgh. And, as bad as he was, I would still rather have him over Cervelli.

    Comments on Chris Stewart

    1. redbug
      December 3rd, 2013 | 7:00 pm

      I would’ve kept Stewart over Cervelli too. Besides Cervelli’s use of Peds, remember his throws to the outfield when he was aiming for 2nd base?

    2. Corey
      December 3rd, 2013 | 7:17 pm

      @ redbug, Steve:
      FWIW, the Pirates might agree with you.

      Personally, I think Romine should be backing up if they think he has any shot at catching every day. He showed a little bit late last year and I think he deserves a look in the back up spot. Especially for the league minimum.

    3. December 3rd, 2013 | 8:02 pm

      If they are smart, they would give Romine a shot to back up. He could be useful in that role.

    4. #15
      December 4th, 2013 | 7:22 am

      Stewart over Cisco? Yup. I would prefer Stewart by a wide margin. Romine needs to prove he can hit .250+ in AAA over 50-60 games. An org guy told me that Romine’s defense was only considered “above average” because they kept comparing him to Montero. He’s not ready, but I hope he gets there and they move Cisco.

    5. December 4th, 2013 | 9:50 am

      The Yankees could also sign someone like Kurt Suzuki or John Buck for $5 million at one year. But, that’s a lot for a back-up.

      Then again, there’s someone like Koyie Hill. But, do you really want to add him to the forty?

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