The veteran scout has been filing it in his reports for a few years now, telling his team to trade for Francisco Cervelli, if the chance ever arises. “He's a starting catcher,” the scout says. “He can be a starter. It always seems like he gets big hits, and I like his energy.” That scout was one of the few who did not predict doom for the Yankees' catching situation when Russell Martin signed with Pittsburgh in late November, but most of the team's fans could not quite believe what they were hearing. The New York Yankees weren't really planning to go with a Cervelli-Chris Stewart combo, were they? Surely, they'd sign A.J. Pierzynski, or throw a hefty one-year deal at Yogi, or think of something.
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