Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Catching Clouds Are Parting...

... And The Jesus could be poking his majestic face through them soon, bringing with him abundant sunshine to be shined upon all the commoners.

Russell Martin will finally catch for the first time tomorrow, but he'll be wearing a protective knee brace as a security blanket for his still-not-100% knee.  Nobody knows what's up with Cervelli's foot after his MRI yesterday.  Jorge Posada seems to be moving on from behind the plate, focusing his energies full time to being a DH.  There are questions abound regarding the current Yankee catcher depth chart, and yet one name remains a constant, healthy presence and a possible option to answer these questions.

He hasn't lit the world on fire so far in ST, but The Jesus has held his own at the plate, worked hard and received praise for his defensive workouts, gotten advice from Joe Mauer, and even threw out 2 baserunners in his last game behind the plate.  Say what you want about his size, his receiving ability, or his throwing mechanics, the fact of the matter is Jesus is the only healthy catcher in camp right now who could play every day behind the plate if he had to, and that fact alone has to increase his chances of sneaking in and making the 25-man roster.

Just like last ST, otherworldly forces seem to be acting to get Montero onto the team.  It must be nice to be the son of God.

(Cue the angelic horns.  Release the doves.)

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