McCann ain’t coming back

Unless the owners have some elaborate collusion scheme in the works, B-Mac is gone. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Some are estimating McCann will receive a 6-year, $100 million contract, which would make the Cards feel pretty good about the 5-year, $75 million deal they gave Yadier Molina last winter. Good for McCann if he gets it, but I’m glad it won’t be my team footing the bill.

This is not the same Brian McCann we saw in 2008, when he hit .301 with a .896 OPS. He batted .256 with a .796 OPS this season, numbers in line with what he produced the previous three years.  And his September disappearing act has become an annual occurrence:

2013: 1 HR, .170 BA

’12: 2 HR, .226

’11: 2 HR .200

’10: 2 HR .221

I’ll take my chances with Gattis, Christian Bethancourt and $100 million.

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8 Comments on McCann ain’t coming back

  1. roadrunner48 // October 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm //

    Absolutely. He was also vastly overrated as a catcher. He never blocked the plate, didn’t throw especially well, and his pitch calling was pretty bad. The only thing he did well at was framing pitches.

  2. That’s a lot of dollaz.

    Good for Mac, but we all knew he was a goner when Gattis started doing his Paul Bunyan impression.

  3. Agreed. Other than the HR he hit off Clemens as a rook, BMac has been a nonfactor in the postseason. Gattis and Laird will be fine next year and Bethancourt after.

  4. pepefreeus // October 16, 2013 at 12:06 am //

    If we had a DH in this league, I would want to keep him but since we don’t, it’s better for him and us both if he moves on.

    I just hope he winds up in Texas or some place similar. I don’t want to see him in NY or Boston for a bunch of reasons.

  5. Agreed, I’ll always have a soft spot for B-Mac, but this is similar to the Andruw Jones situation – he’s gonna command too much money and most likely not be worth it.

    And from what we saw of Laird this season, he’ll be a more-than-capable replacement in the short term.

  6. Jack Straw // October 18, 2013 at 11:19 am //

    I like Gattis but he really isn’t the answer. He is another guy who should wind up as a DH. Here is hoping Bethancourt is ready. Laird was a pleasant surprise.

  7. roadrunner48 // October 19, 2013 at 10:10 am //

    Actually, I thought Gattis’s defense wasn’t so bad. I expected much worse. His game calling was unorthodox, but Hudson and Medlen both have embraced his approach. I think he’s already better than McCann.

  8. I appreciate what McCann did for this team but he didn’t geta hit the last 3 weeks of the season when we needed him the most then he acts like a dick to Chipper.

    Let texas overpay him. we have bigger fish to fry with his cash.

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