The Box Score Baseball welcomes new co-host Mark Kaplan to the show and continue the presason position previews by taking a look at the first past position heading into the 2014 fantasy baseball season. Before diving into the position preview, Bretsky and Mark discuss the A.J. Burnett signing, injury concerns for Cole Hamels and Hisashi Iwakuma, and Derek Jeter’s decision to hang up his cleats after the 2014 season. the show closes with a dip into the mailbag.
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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Catcher Preview
News and Notes
- Phillies ink A.J. Burnett to a 1-year, $16 million deal
- Cole Hamels (shoulder tendinitis) to miss opener
- Hishashi Iwakuma (hand) out 4-6 weeks
- Emilio Bonifacio cut loose
- Derek Jeter to retire
Position Preview – Catcher
- What we learned: a look at 2013’s top-10
- A look ahead: top options for 2014
- Matt Adams: an everyday bat?
- Prince Fielder’s ceiling in Texas
- Value Picks: Albert Pujols, Billy Butler, Brandon Belt
- Busts: Mark Trumbo, Anthony Rizzo
- Digging Deep: Kendrys Morales, Justin Morneau, Darin Ruf
- Wildcards: Jose Abreu
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