What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Mike Napoli has been absolutely amazing! I understand that we've got Torrealba for another year, but in the off-season, we look to trade him, which then means resigning Treanor. But the point here is re-sign Mike Napoli, the guy has been truly something special here, both offensively and defensively.
Yorvit's not costing us THAT much money. Resign Naps and still have 'em both next year!
OSF you have a point however if you factor in some other salaries that will be increased, namely CJ you might have to trade Yorvit.
Napoli enters last year of arbitration, will get a significant pay increase, but I believe he will be offered and will be back next season, as will Torrealba, who signed a 3-year deal. So 1 more season of the 2 will happen.
I think a 3 yr deal for 26 mill would be a good deal for Naps...
Rangers need the depth at the catchers position. Trading away YT will be taxing on Napoli. Also, YT has been pretty good this year. Way better than all of the catchers combined last year when it came to catching and offense.YT started 98 games at catcher. Napoli started 61 games at catcher. They both each played a total of 113 games.
Treanor was a cheap pick-up from the Royals as insurance at the Catcher position. At the end of the year, he is likely to go back to KC. The Rangers needed a back-up they could depend on, were familiar with Treanor, and KC wanted to see Treanor get an opportunity for a WS ring at this stage in his career. That is exactly what happened and will happen. Napoli and Torriealba will both be Rangers next year. Tom Grieve even confirmed as much on the broadcast when Treanor was first brought back to Texas. Didnt't hurt that he was once C.J.'s personal catcher of choice as well.
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