OK, Theo. You've made your point.
He's not what he once was, he's a potential black hole in the lineup next year, and Scott Boras is his agent.
We all realize he's a catcher on the downside toward 40, know most guys his age who have played the position are either playing 1B, riding the bench, or retired to a life of coaching little league.
But still; he's the freaking CAPTAIN of the team. He can still call a game like nobodies business, and based on how the current team is constructed he's gotta be the first guy out of the dugout when "Big Game James Shields" needs a beating during the next donnybrook with the Rays. And it's coming, sooner rather than later.
Besides, you can't tell me you're actually serious about this whole Josh Bard as the #1 catcher thing.
You got no guarantee he makes it out of Spring Training without needing 30 days in the psych unit after trying to catch Wake in a side session in March.
Bring back Tek so I can have the first good nights sleep I've had since August.