Like any baseball geek, I enjoy perusing the stats. Today I came across something that nearly shocked the pants right off me. The Pittsburgh Pirates catchers have only thrown out 9% of would be base thieves Holy crap that's bad!
There has been 97 successful stolen base attempts against the Buccos. Out of the 107 attempts, the catchers have only nabbed 10 of them. Somebody go rustle Ivan Rodriguez out of retirement and get them some real defense behind the plate. Michael McKenry at least is carrying his weight by hitting. Rod Barajas, on the other hand, just sucks. Gotta imagine if the Pirates had component backstops that they'd have a couple more wins this season.