Here I was, all worked up over the lunacy of the Kendall contract, when I unearthed something about it...
There was an initial mis-speak, that became a typo in the press release, that has just never been corrected.
We signed Jason Kendall to be our bullpen catcher. It explains all of the talk about mentoring. It even explains Trey's emphasis on Kendall still running well. After all, the bullpen catcher has to run out to the 'pen at a moment's notice - never know when a reliever will need to get warmed up!
And here we all were, somehow assuming there was a GM out there that would actually give Jason Kendall a spot in a major league lineup! We should be ashamed of ourselves.
Now, the contract still leaves a little to be desired. Baby steps, Dayton.