Latest Update Cubs are on the verge of acquiring catcher Miguel Montero for prospects. Tue Dec, 09, 02:51 PM
A good athlete for a catcher, he boasts a very live bat. Also shows solid mobility behind the plate. His home-run prowess is good for a backstop. Can hit lefties fairly well.
Flaws: : Makes a lot of mental mistakes behind the dish. Doesn't anticipate base-stealers well enough (as he's run on too easily), and his game-calling skills are only average.
This would certainly boost the Cubs catching options as Welington Castillo, who's not a bad backstop, just doesn't have much in the way of offensive talent. The Cubs just need to realize that Montero is slipping at the plate over the last few years and shouldn't rate too much in the way of young talent.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Cubs are throwing their name everywhere around the league. Montero hit .243 with 13 home runs and 72 RBIs in 2014. He would be a nice offensive boost to a new look Cubs squad.Analyst: Colby Conway
Montero played in 136 games in 2014, although his bat was not anything to write home about, posting a .246 average and stroking only 13 homers in 489 at bats. Moving from a hitter friendly park may not be the best solution for restoring his value.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
The Diamondbacks are right to shop Montero as his numbers are replaceable and his contract is, well, obscene for his level of production. The Dodgers have A.J. Ellis so their need for Montero isn't that big, but a team like the Pirates could easily be lured into negotiations.Analyst: Howard Bender