John Jaso trade trade could be every bit as good as the Reddick trade. Dude hits .310 against righties with a 400 OBP.
Derek Norris hits .200 across the board.
Here's a zany idea....log-jam platoon at first, why not move Barton back behind the dish? If nothing else he has shown he can catch the ball
Despite batting lefty, he has far better stats against lefties and can remember him hitting some jacks against LHP.
Get him some time back there in the split-squad games and what's the worst that can happen?
Answer: Prepared Emergency Catcher