Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/27/12
Yesterday, we avoided arbitration with Eli Whiteside -- NYC's new Eli -- who we fished off the scrap heap. We signed the guy to a $625,000 contract, a lot of squid for somebody who hits .125 lifetime.  Oh, and he's 33!That gives us the following catchers:Austin Romine (the eternal prospect) Frankie Cervelli (the eternal overlooked)Chris Stewart (the eternal backup)Eli Whiteside (the eternal Eli Whiteside.)Not sure, but we might also have Gus Molina, eternally wondering the New York State Thruway in search of Batavia, the eternal destination. Meanwhile, we're romancing  Russell Martin, who apparently wants a three-year deal. And that third year might seem an eternity.OK, I know what you're thinking: Seely, WTF? This is supposed to be a Yankee humor site. Who gives a **** about the fifth catcher in the organization? Have you lost your effing head?Listen: We mess up catcher, and there's not going to be a lotta laughs next year. So... a couple things:1) I'm not complaining about signing...
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