Except I said I had no evidence and that I didn't believe the theory I was expounding.
You appeared to think it was a honest to goodness good idea to recommend I get a dog because I've got some free time right now.
Do you see the difference?
I don't think we need both him and Valaika. At least not at the expense of other positions, like having only 3 true OFs. And Valaika appears to hit better and I don't think he's bad with the glove.
Yes, Velazquez is probably better with the glove, and being a switch hitter counts a little. too. I don't dislike him.
But I think having two utility infielders and 3 catchers, while having no true backup outfielders, is poor roster construction. Now I understand if Iglesias is still gimpy. But when he and Ruiz are 100% healthy I think that we just don't need both Valaika and Velazquez.
I don't get the general dislike for Velazquez on this board. Is he because he doesn't hit? He is a defensive backup. I don't expect him to hit much. If he did he would be a starter. The guy can play defense.