Thigpen mightier than the sword

Sunday, March 15, 2009  |  by 

39 days ago, Curtis Thigpen took one step backwards in his career when he was designated for assignment to the Las Vegas 51's. Today, after a walkoff homerun against the Cincinnati Reds, Curtis Thigpen could be on his way to becoming the Blue Jays backup catcher this season.

At this point, I would give Curtis Thigpen the slight edge over Michael Barrett for the backup catching job. It looks like J.P. Arencibia will need a little more time in the minors, with a current .083 batting average. Thigpen has already hit 2 jacks, with with 2 RBI's and a .222 batting average, compared to Barrett's 0 HR, 0 RBI and a .063 batting average.

Considering that Curtis started 10 games last year with the Jays, hitting .176 with 1 HR and 1 RBI, it's safe to say that he's on the right path to backup Rod Barajas. Going into spring training, the backup catching job was Barrett's to lose. With Curtis Thigpen suddenly wielding a hot bat, Barrett will have to step up his game if he wants to break camp north of the border.


  1. I'm beginning to get worried about our catching situation. If Thigpen heads north, I'm not going to be pleased. He's shit.

  2. We'll be fine so long as Barajas doesn't get hurt!


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