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I was hoping they'd ask more questions about how that meeting went. I'm certainly not upset that we never quite hopped aboard the Colby Train but I am curious why it didn't happen.

If Buck got a bad feeling about Rasmus he would never specifically say it. I would love to know too but we never will.

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I take statements like that from Buck with a grain of salt. He always wants to make the guys who are pushing to make the team feel valued.

He does. That is one of his strengths. He makes everyone feel like they have a chance to compete and contribute. I wonder if this something that he has learned over the years. It would be interesting to know if he talked like this during his time with that team in New York.

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He will be able to catch again. It may take time to get the arm strength back and may not get to 100% of what it was. He will still be in the upper quartile of catchers.

Even if he gets up to speed and fully catching by mid-season, what does this do to his FA value? His arm was his greatest strength, and now it's a question mark.

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If Buck got a bad feeling about Rasmus he would never specifically say it. I would love to know too but we never will.

You're right, he wouldn't say anything negative. But in the interview last night he didn't even mention Rasmus by name when he said those comments. I'd have liked Jim and Roch to have asked more specifically how that meeting went. I know he would not have said Rasmus is not worthy of being on the O's but it'd have been interesting to hear him go into more detail.

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Of course. Not being able to catch turns him into a step above Chris Parmelee. In fact, he can't run at all so he can't even play the OF and we have no idea what kind of 1B he would be.

If Wieters cannot catch, I don't think he's worthy of a roster spot.

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I don't get the whole Wieters might not be able to catch thing. Pitchers recover from tommy john surgery all the time. What makes a catcher any different?

This. U would think that a catcher would have even less recovery than a pitcher would, due to not throwing 100% effort every time they are throwing.

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Wieters has a career OPS+ of 100. Delmon Young has a career OPS+ of 99. If Wieters isn't worthy of a roster spot if he can't catch then Delmon Young isn't worthy of a roster spot period.

Provided that Wieters were only going to play on days where he had a good batting match-up, I'd see this. If Wieters is going to be the everyday DH, this argument doesn't stand up.

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