Originally written on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Today the Orioles claimed Texas catcher Luis Martinez, essentially confirming what Adam Rubin reported earlier in the day that it appeared Anthony Recker was the back-up catcher and the team wasn't really looking at the addressing that area. Nothing against Recker but I would prefer they bring someone in to at least compete with Recker for the position and provide depth in AAA.  After all, Recker has only 27 major league games in which he hit .152 for experience, not really a proven commodity.  Additionally John Buck is a 32 y/o catcher, many catcher's at his age with as many games under his belt begin to break down. I suggested last week either claiming Martinez or Eli Whiteside just as competition, whoever lost out could be tucked away in Las Vegas mentoring d'Arnaud but both catcher have been claimed by other teams. I've also suggested bringing in either Chris Synder or Matt Treanor on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, while that could still happen it seems like a less likely scenario.I understand that while d'Arnaud wont start the season with the major league team, they don't want to block him so when he is ready which could be anytime during the season he can be brought right up, but the Mets are incredibly thin at the position. Usually by now they at least one journeyman catcher slated for AAA, guys like Rene Rivera or Omir Santos, right now Edward Rohan is listed as the Las Vegas catcher a 24 y/o who hit .100 in Brooklyn last year. That suggests that unless prospect Travis d'Arnaud breaks camp with the Mets as the No. 1 catcher, which is not the likelihood, Anthony Recker should serve as John Buck's backup behind the plate. source ESPN NY
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Big Ten coaches opposed to 9-game conference schedule

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

Sheldon Richardson escapes felony charges for recent arrest

Lawyer who litigated against NFL: Brady plays every game

Cowboys should sign interested RB Steven Jackson

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Russell Wilson contract increases likelihood of change

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

RB signed by Chiefs day after tweeting them highlight video

Evgeni Malkin had real penguins at his birthday party

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Jonathan Papelbon thinks he became ‘scapegoat’ for Phillies

Padres don’t sell at trade deadline, reportedly because AJ Preller still believes in team

First photos of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injured hand emerge

Stop kvetching about Notre Dame, please

Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies over Pats practice

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

LeSean McCoy cancels party, but it wasn't some 'weird orgy'

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Galette

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker