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Positional Previews - Catcher

Positional Previews - Catcher

Okay, so to kick off our series of positional previews, perhaps catcher doesn't seem like the most interesting spot. Yea, we all know who's starting, but there remains an intriguing battle for the backup job. Plus, the aforementioned starter had a career offensive year. Can the Giants expect anything close to it in 2006?

Looking at the catcher position, one thing’s for sure: Mike Matheny is the man. Matheny started 127 games in 2005, his highest total in his career, at the age of 34.  Despite being a year older, Matheny’s in the best shape of his life and could easily match that.  That’s not a bad thing for the most part, especially after Matheny also had a career year with the bat.  Matheny matched his career...

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