Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 7/4/12
Last 4th of July, the one Yankee position that seemed safe and secure was catcher - the legacy of Yogi, Thurman and Jorge. We were so overstocked that our man at Trenton (Austin Romine) was ready for Triple A. Russell Martin was an all-star, Frankie Cervelli a young backup with a Leyritzian proclivity for getting clutch hits, and we constantly entertained offers for Jesus Montero, our best prospect and New York Life insurance policy.Today, Martin can't hit his wife's weight, we have a scrapheaper backing him up, Cervelli has disappeared along the NYS Thruway, and - yeah, I hate to mention it again - but we gave away Jesus for nothing, nada, zippo. We have no catching. WTF?Martin: Last winter, Brian Cashman called him the newest incarnation of Thurman Munson. This had to be a p.r. bull sheet line, uttered to cushion the future blowback from trading Montero. Last night, Martin official became an acute problem. He committed two critical errors and went his customary 0 for 4. But he's s...
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