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Why Mariners won't increase Montero starts

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10:03 AM ET 04.21 | Rookie Jesus Montero was back behind the plate Friday to catch Hector Noesi, a combination that resulted in eight shutout innings in Noesi's last start. Many fans - and media members - are clamoring for more playing time at catcher for Montero. But manager Eric Wedge said before Friday's game that catching regularly would actually be counterproductive for Montero's development.

Seattle Times

Kevin Millwood, Jesus Montero, AP Kevin Millwood, Jesus Montero, AP
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April 21, 2012  12:44 PM ET

For once, it's a good problem to have. If you're a Mariner fan, you've been waiting YEARS to have two players WHO CAN ACTUALLY HIT play the same position!

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April 21, 2012  02:27 PM ET
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your welcome seattle-we'll give you the remainder of arods contract too if you'd like

Heard the Yankees are gonna offer Arod another extension.....

April 21, 2012  04:48 PM ET

the mariners, would likely keep montero to a less plate appearances thanks to the poor deffense from montero himself!!!

April 21, 2012  04:53 PM ET

the tigers starters are like a single A minor leaguers, except for verlander, the tigers have nothing as a conssistancy starter, porcello should be send down to their minors, and the tigers should trade for a lefty starter from the nationals in lannan, other pitcher who could become available through trade, its bartolo colon from the A's, all in all we have to wait and see who should the tigers get, but this team needs starting pitchers in a hurry, unless they want to be a medicre team!!!

April 21, 2012  10:09 PM ET

How is it counter productive for a catcher to catch on a regular basis?

April 21, 2012  11:22 PM ET

it's about two former Yankees, whom the M's stole!

April 22, 2012  03:39 AM ET

Hey, nice perfect game Seattle!! No base runners means you're awesome!!!

April 22, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Montero not ready to be a every day catcherr?? Hell the Mariners are not ready to be a good baseball team, they are just a sub par .500 team.

April 22, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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it's about two former Yankees, whom the M's stole!

Stole??? It's a little early to say that, these two guys haven't proven anything as of yet!!!!

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April 23, 2012  07:59 AM ET

...as of right now, i would say the mariners got the best of that deal....michael p is maybe done for the year...

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