Monday, November 5, 2012
Yankees Claim Giants Catcher Eli Whiteside
BREAKING NEWS: Francisco Cervelli just got put on suicide watch, and in other news the Yankees claimed World Series Champions San Francisco Giant's catcher Eli Whiteside. Whiteside is a 33 year old catcher is definitely a defensive first catcher with very little to offer with the bat, much like Chris Stewart who we also got from the Giants last season for George Kontos, but this is nothing but a depth move so you can overlook the downsides. Since 2009 Eli has compiled a 3.32 catchers ERA which is the lowest for any catcher in that span with at least 1200 innings played. Maybe he can be our 2009 version of Jose Molina in 2013?