Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/13/14
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The re-signing of Brian Schneider wasn’t the “sexiest” move the Phillies could have made. It really just maintains the status quo at the backup catcher position.In an unappealing market, though, maintaining the status quo with a one-year, $800,000 comfortable option is the way to go.Here are a few reasons why: Bringing back Brian Schneider wasn't particularly expected, but it makes sense.FINANCES and FITS It prevented the Phillies from overspending for a backup catcher.Unless you’re a huge fan of Josh Bard, Jake Fox, Rob Johnson, Jason Kendall, Dioner Navarro, Kelly Shoppach, Chris Snyder or J.R. Towles, you weren’t going to be excited about this hole-filler.After Schneider, there were two semi-appealing options, but both came with a downside.There was Ryan Doumit, a catcher/first baseman/corner outfielder who hits well for the position but is a liability behind the plate. He also gets hurt a lot. Ankle problems limited him to 236 plate appearances in 2011.Doum...
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