I figured this title was the best possible way to get Hansman to read it.
Let's talk about why the Cubs are so determined to get another starting-level catcher. I get the whole depth thing, but last night they were connected to Wieters, and the deal reportedly involves Shark.
You don't deal Shark for a back-up or part-time catcher.
I have my doubts about this deal for multiple reasons (contract / what other pieces would have to be added, etc.), but I'm still confused why this is even being discussed?
Is Wieters even an upgrade from Beef? Not last year Wieters, that's for sure. .235/.287/.417 with a 86 wRC+ with -18 DRS. Castillo had a .274/.349/.397 with a 109 wRC+ and 19 DRS.
Last year Beef was clearly better.
So what does the FO know about him that we don't? I understand that Wieters probably isn't going to stay that bad... but do they not believe Welly can keep his line up either?
I don't get it. I really thought Beef answered a lot of questions this year.