There has been an assumption this offseason when discussing the Orioles’ pursuit of a catcher that needs to be challenged, even just as an exercise.
With Matt Wieters likely out the door as the current jewel of the catching free-agent market, the Orioles are pursuing a catcher who they can pair with Caleb Joseph until top prospect Chance Sisco is ready to be a major league catcher.
Given Sisco’s bat, that could be soon, if manager Buck Showalter considers his defense sufficient. Or it could be in a year or two. But are we sure that it will be Joseph who is paired with Sisco going forward as opposed to the veteran the Orioles bring in?
It all depends...