04-24-2012, 07:45 AM #21
04-24-2012, 07:47 AM #22
I don't think Morneau's and Parmalee's respective salaries should have any role in what position each of them play.
04-24-2012, 07:56 AM #23
04-24-2012, 09:04 AM #24
Benny Distefano was the last Lefty Catcher.
here's an interesting article that tried to figure out why:
I think the bit from Bill James at the end makes a lot of sense - a lefty with a strong arm is more than likely going to be asked to pitch when they are little.
04-24-2012, 09:20 AM #25
There have been exactly 4 left handed throwing 3rd basemen in MLB history including 1 game by Terry Francona for the Expos back in 1985. Don Mattingly was another for a couple of games. Here's the article, I don't think Parms will become the 5th anytime soon.
Also one on the rarity of left handed catchers.