I wish I were a MLB backup catcher. Seriously, they catch maybe 30 games a season and seem to hang around forever, sort of like a left-handed relief pitcher or a NFL place kicker. Some backup catchers are solid players that could start in another organization, but then there are the Sal Fasano's, Einar Diaz's, or Tom Prince's of the league. Tom "the Artist Formerly Known As" Prince managed to find an employer for 17 seasons...holy crap! His career high for games played in a season was 64...wow, now that's the life. Tom Prince, as you can tell by the accompanying baseball card was a Phucco (Phillie/Bucco), as he played with the Phils from 1999-2000. His career batting average was a stellar .208 with 24 homeruns and 140 rbi, but clubs obviously wanted him around for his intangibles (*wink *wink).
Next season we have a dish of a situation on our hands. Some crazy people want the oft-injured, unclutch, dinosaur of Mike Lieberthal to return to be the Phils backup catcher. I on the other hand am more than happy to start a new chapter of Phillies catchers. However, I'm not advocating going outside the organization to find a catcher via trade or free agency. Rather, we already have Chris "East vs. West" Coste and Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz. I'm willing to bet if you let them become a two-headed monster behind the dish next season, they'll have better than league average production. The Phillies need to use what assets they actually have from the farm system, and those two are examples of that.
"I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain, I only wanted to one time see you laughing, I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain. Purple rain purple rain." (Prince- Purple Rain)