No, really. I read it on Marc's blog:
Lo and behold, the Reds have signed veteran backstop Chad Moeller, who spent last year in the Brewers organization, to a one-year contract. Not sure what this means in the grand scheme just yet, as Moeller appeared in just 31 big-league games last year, but I'm sure it's all part of the master plan.
“You need depth,” said Krivsky. “You need a team. You need guys with roles. You just canâ€™t go with two catchers â€“ youâ€™d better have depth there. If someone gets hurt, a foul tip, youâ€™re out there scrambling. Youâ€™d better have some depth at that position. Thatâ€™s what weâ€™re doing here.”
And Moeller's .184 average in 29 games with the Brewers last year?
“Heâ€™s better than that,” said Krivsky.
Now, before you get all excited, I should point out that “you just can't go with two catchers” IS actually an appropriate sentiment in some cases. For example, if a person were to walk up to you and ask, “What's the absolute minimum number of baseball players needed to form a proper human pyramid?” or “I don't want company, I want a crowd. What do I need?”