Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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How do you live up to nicknames that compare you to the reigning MVP, or better yet, to Jesus? The short answer: you don't. A year ago, Matt Wieters was considered a disappointment. By July, he was an All-Star. Now, in the first week of May 2012, with the Orioles near the top of the American League East, Wieters is being tabbed as the best catcher in baseball by many analysts. Wieters went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Wednesday and called a near-perfect game behind the plate as Jake Arrieta pitched the Orioles past the Yankees for a series victory. Wieters caught all three games, and the Orioles held the Yankees to only three runs in the series, the first time they've done that since Jim Palmer's rookie year in 1965. "This is a tough place to come in and win a series," Wieters said. "But to be able to get two out of three is nice momentum going into Boston." Joe Mauer with power. Switch-hitting Jesus. Those are two of the nicknames handed down to the 2...
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