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Mets Seeking Josh Thole Clone

Posted By Howard Megdal On December 19, 2011 @ 10:30 pm In Today's Mets headlines | Comments Disabled

At least, that’s the only reason I can see for them to pursue Luis Martinez [1], the catcher recently designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres.

Martinez, 26, is right-handed, has no power whatsoever, and can hit for a decent average and control the strike zone, particularly against lefties [2]. He’d make a perfect platoon for Thole, is what you wanted is a guy who had exactly Thole’s skills, no more, no less, just in mirror image.

I still don’t really understand why nothing was budgeted toward getting the Mets a backup catcher with a little power who could crush lefties, but Jon Rauch was deemed more important, so there’s no money left for a Kelly Shoppach-type. (That was only $1.35 million to the Red Sox, incidentally. Oh, well.)

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[1] to pursue Luis Martinez: https://twitter.com/#!/NYPost_Mets/status/148966351556456448

[2] particularly against lefties: http://mlsplits.drivelinebaseball.com/mlsplits/playerinfo/446208

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