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Gary Bennett Is Available!

You know you miss him...

The Cardinals had a $900,000 option, but declined it.  I think that's probably smart.  It's true, there aren't very many good defensive catchers out there, but Bennett takes good-field, no-hit to a whole new level.

My projection system gives him a median forecast of .231/.281/.267, which is almost Sheets-ian.

After 2008, my system projects Bennett to be more than 100 points of OPS below replacement level.  And for catchers, that's really, really bad.

Anyway, just a friendly reminder that good catching help is hard to come by...but Gary Bennett is out there.