MLB.com hosted a chat with Brewers GM Doug Melvin today. Nothing too shocking, but I did like this exchange:
Melvin: Hi Jeff, I know that is you asking this question. I think you are goofy, but you are also a very key part to our ballclub. He is great in the clubhouse with our young players, but also performs in a lot of clutch situations and prepares himself well physically and mentally for his role in the ballclub.
This is also interesting:
Melvin: One reason we didn't call up a third catcher is because we had 13 pitchers and if you are pinch-hitting a third catcher, it weakens your bench because you are always holding him back to pinch-hit for one guy.
That seems like a ridiculous oversimplification, not to mention just plain untrue. And, with only 12 pitchers now, is a 3rd catcher a possibility?