After the Colorado Rockies found themselves in the playoffs for the second time in three years, there were questions as to what would happen as the offseason approached. One of the Rockies' self-imposed offseason priorities was re-signing clutch-hitting catcher Yorvit Torrealba.
For the past three seasons, Chris Iannetta has been seen as the catcher of the future for the Rockies, but in both playoff years, Torrealba has supplanted his younger counterpart as the Rockies' starter.
Not only has Torrealba passed Iannetta on the depth charts in those seasons, his play was a large reason why the Rockies found themselves in the playoffs. While there is no doubt that Iannetta is more physically talented, two out of three seasons Iannetta has not lived up to his billing.
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Article written by David Martin