Originally Posted by voodoochile
What's the deal with Cole Armstrong. He's making a huge case to be the backup next year even if he does bat left-handed. But there I go making a judgment based on 20 or so AB...
I have no idea if he would be ready to be AJ's backup in 2009. All I do know is that although it would be nice to have AJ's backup bat right-handed, having two left-handed hitting catchers would open up other possibilities. Since there would be no reason to have them play based on the opposing pitcher, the Sox instead could have them play based on who the Sox pitcher is. For example, if Armstrong has a "strong arm" (get it?
), he might be a good match for the Sox starting pitcher with the greatest tendency to give up stolen bases.