SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell of the Arizona Diamondbacks congratulate Rod Barajas #28 after he scored a second inning run against the Kansas City Royals during the spring training game at Surprise Stadium on February 25, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona.
There seems to be a little run right now for catchers ... It's good for baseball. As a fan of the game, you appreciate the talent. Everyone in baseball will tell you the No. 1 component behind the pitcher is the catcher. If you've got a good one, you'd better keep him.
He's certainly got a good arm, there's no question about it, but to me, that's overrated ... I think the feel is more important, you have to be able to throw from different angles, you have to be able to move up the middle and sometimes have finesse throws. There are a lot of things that go into it, and Penny gets them all.More quotes »
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