For better, for worse: Backup backstops offer mixed returns
In the world of baseball, the physical demands of the catching position are second to none. In an effort to protect them from the potential hazards that are simply a part of the job, catchers don a mask, chest protector, and shin guards -- "the tools of ignorance".
Ignorance is a word that also speaks directly to the feeling many fantasy baseball owners feel when attempting to evaluate the catching landscape. It is a position that is largely defined by inconsistency and injury, peaks and valleys. Through it all, it's easy to lose focus on the bigger picture as the colors of the picture seem to run together. If fantasy baseball is an art, ignorance is frequently applied with broad brushstrokes.
Already a month into the 2010 season, the image has become distorted with even the "sure-things" at the position becoming a source of major frustration. Reigning American League MVP