The old baseball adage says you can never have enough pitching.
There is a reason why that phrase has become a cliché. Because it is true.
One of the painful lessons the Pittsburgh Pirates learned during a 100-loss season last year is you can never have enough catching, either.
That explains why the Pirates moved to sign Kevin Plawecki to a minor-league contract on Feb. 12 as a free agent, just two days before pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. When the Pirates had a chance to add another veteran catcher, they didn’t hesitate this time.