Earlier today on the Texas Rangers Facebook group I’m on, a discussion popped up on our catching situation. I postulated that since Pudge left as a regular player after the 2002 season, we haven’t had that ONE GUY we could count on to be the #1 catcher, the one guy you KNEW would be there year after year. There just hasn’t been that guy. I decided to dig into the numbers (and I dug deep), looking for all of the guys who have caught for the Rangers from 2002 onwards because I wanted to prove my point.
The closest we’ve come to that was Rod Barajas, who caught 105, 119, & 94 games in 2004, 2005, & 2006. He’s the only guy with three consecutive years being “the guy”. [Read more…]