Apr
03

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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21 Comments»

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

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

  2. Rose says:

    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…

  3. Tom Zig says:

    C-H-A-D

    CHAD CHAD CHAD!

  4. Accent Shallow says:

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

  5. YankeeJosh says:

    “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 hereā€¦”

    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.

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