Written by Adam Adkins (Contact & Archive) on May 26, 2009
Get that chin out of your bosom, Orioles fans, the catcher o' the future has arrived!
Okay, now, let me calm your beating hearts.Â He's unlikely to mash upon debut; maybe by July, or even late June, but probably not now.Â Even if he goes 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI, curb that enthusiasm.
Wieters is in all likelihood a star, but the problem is, he's a catcher.Â Catchers are a valuable metal in today's game, to be sure, but the injury risk for a catcher is high.Â It's rough on the back, knees and shoulders to catch 130 games a year, and that's exactly what the Orioles want from Wieters.
But, I'll be honest, I'm a Yankee fan, and I think we all know the equation "Wieters > Cervelli".