Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 2/7/13
From the moment we laid our cards face-down and let Russell Martin walk off to Pittsburgh - confirming our heir owners as taxpayer-robbing cheapskates - 2013 became the Year of Austin Romine. For better or for worse.Of course, we still heard the front office infield chatter, squeaking like a vast field of meerkats which claimed Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart would handle the "catching chores." But nobody bought it. You don't pay $200 million for a sports car and race it on balding retreads.Stewart had a monster year last year. He batted .241. He's a fine backup. Play him 130 games, and everybody will say the same thing: He's a fine backup.Cervelli will always be an IT IS HIGH fave. He's twice gone to the hospital in his uniform for the Yankees. Cashman royally screwed him last spring, on the day before the team came north, trading George Kontos, a solid pitching prospect, for Stewart and sentencing poor Franciso to the Traveling Wilkes-Barres, where he spent the summer riding ...
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