AlMoStLeGeNdArY, on 23 April 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:
Small sample size indeed but there seems to be something there for now at least.
Coincidence. I would say the numbers show that Montero has been improving since the start of the season, and coincidentally, Wedge has been giving him more starts as catcher. I'm sure PM would be able to prove that the sample size is too small to justify either belief, but it's a good discussion point.
What I really think is that many are upset at Olivo being given so many starts at catcher. If this was how Wedge plans to manage for the whole season, I would agree. My belief is that Wedge is just playing the older players more to force the kids to prove on the field they are better. Once that happens, as we all expect it well, then will be the time for Olivo to watch the games from the bench until he is traded.
What I have learned is that Wedge puts Jaso into the same category with the rookies and not the more veteran players.