Yankees bring back Chad Moeller

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Via Chad Jennings, the Yanks have brought back veteran catcher Chad Moeller on a minor league deal. With the team’s top three catchers nursing minor injuries, Moeller gives the team a familiar face and some depth in Triple-A. He’ll also mentor Jesus Montero, and CJ says the team is expected to release Mike Rivera.

I thought Moeller did a great job for the Yanks back in 2008, but his .287 wOBA tells a different story. Something about understanding the facts and not letting your memory trick you in believing something goes here…

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  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....-triple-a/

    Mitre and Aceves are in the bullpen, and Logan’s been optioned to Triple A.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Considering your name, you must be happy today!

      • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

        Hahaha, that would appear to be the case, though it’s actually the opposite. I really wanted Logan to make the roster, and I was a huge Coke fan last year. Go figure

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          I was a huge Coke fan last year.

          Rehab.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          “I was a huge Coke fan last year”

          That makes two of us!

          -Doc Gooden

          • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

            ZING
            I walked right into that one

          • bexarama

            Make that three!

            Love,
            Ron Washington

            • Angelo

              You ruin everything! Clearly your a fake bexy

              • bexarama

                haha sorry!

                that kinda reminds me of this

                • bexarama

                  huh, I only just now noticed that original comment was probably in reference to the photo with the weird angle. He does have biiiiig hands, though.

                • Angelo

                  You know what they say about big hands….

                  Big gloves ;)

          • Angelo

            Coke gets you nowhere!

            -Ron Washington

            • Rose

              “I only did it once, I swear!”

              – 57 year old Ron Washington (picturing his audience naked and imaging that the world is naive)

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Beat me to it.

  • Rose

    2005 John Flaherty – wOBA – .203

    Still the funny part about Flaherty is that he signed with the Red Sox in 2006 only to retire (I like to believe it was because he hated it there) and work with the Yankees…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He hated having to catch Tim Wakefield.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Oh, and I wish he didn’t sign on with YES. He’s so wooden. He’s not as bad as Tino, but he’s close.

  • Tom Zig

    C-H-A-D

    CHAD CHAD CHAD!

  • Accent Shallow

    The moral of the story: if you have a son, strap him in the tools of ignorance when he’s in his crib.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      And change his last name to Molina.

  • YankeeJosh

    “I thought Moeller did a great job for the Yanks back in 2008, but his .287 wOBA tells a different story. Something about understanding the facts and not letting your memory trick you in believing something goes here…”

    I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive. Moeller did a great job compared to the alternatives. He worked well with the pitchers, was good behind the plate and not an automatic out in the line-up, although certainly not a very good bat at all.

    He’s certainly a bad option to be a starter, but he fits the back-up catcher role well if Cervelli gets hurt.