…was crucified, died, and was sent to Seattle.

When you lose a homegrown player, especially one of Montero’s potential, it feels like you got sentimentally kicked in the private parts. So with this, we say goodbye and good luck to Jesus.

On a less sentimental note, his departure to Seattle makes us wonder how much the organization values catcher defense. After all, Jorge Posada reportedly is retiring and he certainly had a reputation of being a poor defender. However, that’s not stopping the Hall of Fame discussion.

So either Montero is exponentially worse than Posada behind the plate or the organization has changed their view of a catcher’s defensive influence on winning games.