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The 10 Best MLB Catchers Going Into 2016, Ranked

This article is used with permission from the author, as it was originally published on January 29th at Cheap Seats Please. Spring Training is coming around again, and thus means that all is preparing to be well in the world. The best of the best in the game are dusting off the tools of their trade and preparing to get back to business around the diamonds of Major League Baseball...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers owner Attanasio remains involved in rebuilding process

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers owner Mark Attanasio talks to his general manager like a fan whenever his rebuilding club makes another move.The remodeling of the franchise, while long anticipated, is still testing the patience of the competitive and passionate boss.It could be a few years before the Brewers become a serious contender again, so general manager David Stearns and assistant general...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Expected rebuild will still test patience of Brewers owner

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers owner Mark Attanasio talks to his general manager like a fan whenever his rebuilding club makes another move. The remodeling of the franchise, while long anticipated, is still testing the patience of the competitive and passionate boss. It could be a few years before the Brewers become a serious contender again, so general manager David Stearns and assistant...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers GM says there are no trades in the works for Jonathan Lucroy

The Milwaukee Brewers insist they have no immediate plans to trade catcher Jonathan Lucroy.Brewers general manager David Stearns told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Tuesday that there are "no budding trades in the works" for Lucroy.Speculation surrounding the prospect of Lucroy being traded as the Brewers engage in a rebuilding project have been present all offseason.In January...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jonathan Lucroy be the next Brewer traded?

The Milwaukee Brewers are in full rebuild mode, which was evident well before the club dealt former All-Star shortstop Jean Segura in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks which landed them a package of infielder Aaron Hill, pitcher Chase Anderson, and prospect Isan Diaz. Milwaukee took on half of Hill’s salary to get Diaz, an intriguing 19-year-old infielder who put up excellent...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jonathan Lucroy be the next Brewer traded?

The Milwaukee Brewers are in full rebuild mode, which was evident well before the club dealt former All-Star shortstop Jean Segura in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks which landed them a package of infielder Aaron Hill, pitcher Chase Anderson, and prospect Isan Diaz. Milwaukee took on half of Hill’s salary to get Diaz, an intriguing 19-year-old infielder who put up excellent...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: All-Star catcher Lucroy has Nats on no-trade list

Jonathan Lucroy has a no-trade list and the Nationals are on it, despite the team's reported interest in dealing for him.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing Catchella using Jonathan Lucroy Part 2: Holding the Runners

Two weeks ago, Baseball Prospectus released four new metrics that comprehensively measure a catcher’s positional contribution to the game. Whereas my colleague, Michael Bradburn, examined Jonathan Lucroy’s Called Strikes Above Average (CSAA) and Errant Pitches Above Average (EPAA), I will look at Lucroy’s Takeoff Rate Above Average (TRAA) and Swipe Rate Above Average (SRAA...
Via BP Milwaukee
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rolling Out the Barrel: How can there be a tank if we’re shedding WAR?

Folks, Brewers On Deck weekend has arrived! All your favorite Brewers will be there, except for Jonathan Lucroy, which makes us all very upset, dangit. Who’s this joker think he is answering questions honestly? Matt Garza will be there, so if you’re still furious at him about the way last season ended, you can yell mean things at him (side note: definitely do not do that). A...
Via BP Milwaukee
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Setting odds for Jonathan Lucroy's new employer

Jonathan Lucroy has kept the hot stove roaring into late January. First, Baseball Prospectus launched their new defensive catching metrics, and we were all reminded –despite his down 2015 — Lucroy has a long and deeply established track record as one of the best pitch framers of the modern era. Then, Lucroy had the audacity to speak to a notion that every breathing Brewer...
Via BP Milwaukee
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Beginning of the End for Pitch-Framing?

Pitch-framing as an idea has existed for almost as long as the game, but it wasn’t until we started getting numbers for it that people really started to think about it in depth. At that point we were introduced to the idea of a catcher potentially being worth a few extra wins just because of how he catches pitches behind the plate. That was startling, and it was fascinating, but...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Odds & Ends: Trading Khris Davis & Lucroy’s Trade Comments

RECENT SIGNINGS OPEN UP MARKET FOR KHRIS DAVIS? With Yoenis Cespedes re-signing in New York and Justin Upton inking a long-term deal with Detroit, the stagnating outfield market seems to finally have jumped to life. Dexter Fowler and Austin Jackson still have to find homes. As the latter two are primarily center fielders, though, it’s fair to suggest that the free-agent market...
Via BP Milwaukee
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rolling Out the Barrel: Arizona Dreamin’

Folks, I’ve got some great news for y’all: We are officially within a month of Milwaukee’s pitchers and catchers reporting. Though it seems so close (and yet so far), our first piece today has enough ways to fill up those days to last you into Spring Training and beyond. Let’s roll it out: The Hardball Times || How to Survive Until Spring Training Joe Distelheim, who is apparently...
Via BP Milwaukee
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why we're wrong to criticize Jonathan Lucroy for wanting trade

After a relatively toothless December in Wisconsin, the winter weather has finally blanketed the Midwest in January, bringing below-zero temperatures and a handful of flurries. The winter meetings ended over a month ago. The Green Bay Packers departed the NFL Playoffs in a simultaneously exhilarating and soul-crushing manner. The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t made a transaction since...
Via BP Milwaukee
20 days ago  |  Discuss

What is Going to Happen With Jonathan Lucroy?

The Milwaukee Brewers are in full rebuilding mode and they have a catcher who wants to play for a contender not a rebuilding franchise. So what do the Brewers do with Jonathan Lucroy? Lucroy made it clear on Tuesday that he really didn’t want to stick around with franchise that is in the state that the Brewers are in right now and made it clear that he wants to be traded to a team...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucroy won't demand trade, says move best option for Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy says the Milwaukee Brewers should trade him as the team begins a rebuilding process.Lucroy says he wants to win, to go to a World Series, and that's not going to happen with the Brewers in the foreseeable future. The 29-year-old catcher tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that "rebuilding is not a lot of fun for any veteran guy."In six...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Lucroy says trade might be best

MILWAUKEE (AP) Veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy says the Milwaukee Brewers should trade him as the team begins a rebuilding process. Lucroy says he wants to win, to go to a World Series, and that's not going to happen with the Brewers in the foreseeable future. The 29-year-old catcher tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1Nj4pCX ) that ''rebuilding is not a lot of...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy and the New Decline

Here’s a graph posted at Baseball Prospectus a week ago: You see, for each of the last six years, an estimate of Jonathan Lucroy‘s pitch-framing value. Now, there are freely available pitch-framing numbers you can browse through at StatCorner. Those will give you a good sense, but the numbers at Baseball Prospectus are the gold standard, with countless variables and adjustments...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy and the Frustration of a Veteran on a “Rebuilding” Team

It’s a hard choice when a team folds the tents and goes all-in on a rebuild. It’s a monstrous amount of work for the front office, scouts, managers, and owners. It makes drawing fans and bringing in the revenue necessary to keep things rolling smoothly a nightmare – and for those fans, it’s a year […]
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jonathan Lucroy on his way out of Milwaukee?

Current Milwaukee Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy is reportedly seeking his way out of Milwaukee. Lucroy hinted at the Brewers today in an interview with Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that, maybe, it would be “for the best” if the team mutually parted ways with the catcher and found a winning team as a […]
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy hopes Brewers will trade him to contender

    Jonathan Lucroy is one of the best catchers in baseball and finished fourth in National League MVP voting in 2014. If he gets his wish, he will be playing his home games somewhere other than Milwaukee this upcoming season. The Brewers spent 133 games in or tied for first place in the National League Central in 2014. Then came a late season collapse that saw them lose 22...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers C Lucroy would welcome trade to contender: 'I want to win'

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy has been in the Milwaukee Brewers organization for nine years, but he knows he would be better off on a different club as the Brewers undergo a massive rebuilding project.Lucroy, who has played six seasons with the Brewers' major league club, has witnessed what has been unfolding in Milwaukee and wants little to do with it."I'm not going to sit here and say...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Brewers' asking price for Jonathan Lucroy 'too high'

There is no shortage of interest in Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, but the Brewers' demands for him reportedly are more than teams are willing to consider.According to FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, and Washington Nationals are among the teams who have been in trade talks with Milwaukee about its 29-year-old catcher. However...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Get Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers

I’ve long been greatly interested in Jonathan Lucroy, so now I find myself greatly interested in his situation with the Brewers. The Brewers, as you know, are bad, and they’re prepared for being bad, and though Lucroy is decidedly not bad, he’s got just two more seasons of control, and he’s coming up on 30 years old. It makes sense for Lucroy to be on the market, therefore...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing Catchella using Jonathan Lucroy Part I: Behind the Dish

As you hopefully know by now, Catchella launched today at Baseball Prospectus. If you are unfamiliar, folks who are much smarter than I am have labored hard to finally quantify en masse the defensive contributions of a catcher. The importance of this in baseball circles is hard to overstate. Other metrics — like Ultimate Zone Rating — have long over-looked the men behind the...
Via BP Milwaukee
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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