Chicago Cubs: The best bench for Cubs in 2017 is not what you think
It is hard to be a veteran starter that is being asked to take a step back. At least, I imagine it is difficult. For years you played at the highest level of competition and fared well overall. But now, here comes this young stud and he is taking over. Cannot be easy.
After a brief falling out, Miguel Montero is back in the good graces of the team. Or is it the team is in the good graces of Montero? Either way, communication appears fixed. It was a down year performance wise overall for the 11 year veteran. He endured slumps at the plate and heckling on twitter. Yet, time after time, he stepped up and hit.
With only a two-man rotation at catcher, Montero will see more consistent play than last year. And there will not be any need to look over his shoulder. Capable of solid numbers, he provides experience the young team needs. Even though is average the past two years is .235 overall, his on-base percentage is .338. That will do just fine.