Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Not good reviews of Olivo's defense...

Photo by Michael Baron
It's been reported that the Mets number one target should they decide to obtain a catcher via free agency is Miguel Olivo.

If it comes to fruition Olivo would provide the right handed power bat the Mets feel they need, he averages 21 HRs., 26 doubles and 72 RBIs.

While he would provide offense, from what I've read  Olivo's defense was horrible in Seattle.  I'll preface this by saying that while Mariner's bloggers were complaining about Olivo, his manager relied upon him heavily...

Catching the ball is the basic fundamental skill required of the position – it’s why they’re called “Catchers”. Miguel Olivo is absolutely terrible at this, and has been for a very long time. He’s the active leader in passed balls by a mile – he has 92, the next highest is Ramon Hernandez at 78 source USS Mariner