So Henry Blanco became the latest catcher the Mets have signed. It is a one-year deal for $1.5 million.
Hmm! The Mets now have four catchers in Blanco, Chris Coste, Omir Santos, and Josh Thole. You want to make sure you have depth.
This got me thinking. Maybe the Mets are going to have four players per position just in case there is another injury plagued season. Heaven forbid and knock on wood.
Yet it would be smart.
Last year there was definitely not enough depth at any position to cover all of the injuries. The Mets had to go all the way to Double-A to cover some spots.
Here is what would be smarter though: Getting rid of the training staff.
Wow! What a concept, right?
I understand you want depth. It makes sense. It also makes sense to sign durable players so you do not have to worry about so many injuries. I’m talking about signing players who do not have a history of injuries.
Case in point is Jose Reyes and Fernando Martinez. Granted they came up in our minors. But they have a history of injuries. You do not bring in players like that.
I’m afraid Omar Minaya might get desperate and sign players with injury histories. It would not be the first time. I’m sure we’ll hear his name attached to some player who has ravaged by injuries. That will not bother me. It will bother me if he signs them.
I say sign durable players with no history of injuries, but do make sure you have all of your bases covered.