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 Post subject: Mets sign Jose Lobaton
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:52 pm 
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Nats backup catcher last couple years. That said, it's a perfectly fine depth move. Minor league deal and he becomes our #3 catcher, with Nido #4 (cause Nido might not be ready).

Plaw, being out of options and d'Arnaud will obviously open the season as the catching tandem. Plaw had a good September and he's a contact hitter with a low K rate, though, at times, it seems that it's a lot of weak contact.

Lobi is a solid/average defender and low batting average/weak bat type. His bat was awful last year, .525 OPS, but he also had a .194 babip.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jose Lobaton
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:16 am 
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He's a good bounce back candidate for .600 OPS...

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jose Lobaton
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He's a good bounce back candidate for .600 OPS...


The season is saved. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jose Lobaton
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Mets not scared to open the vault when the right player comes along. Shrewd move that both hurts the top team in our division and provides strength to ours.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jose Lobaton
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:18 am 
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Plawecki had better hit .480 in Spring Training.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jose Lobaton
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:22 am 
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I am very excited for acquiring a player whose low floor is equal to his ceiling. Anyhoo, he is ok for AAA and if either of TDA or Plaw get hurt for a SHORT time.


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