Marquis' not a young guy. They talked plenty of times during that inning. 2 veterans should have been on the same page. My comments are based towards what Pudge does for the young guys.
What does he do?
Strasburg is a freak of nature that doesn't need a catcher.
Martin got hurt and was inconsistent, Stammen got relegated to the pen, Detwiler has been inconsistent and injured, JZ is still getting healthy, Lannan had to go to AA to fix things, Atilano got progressively worse. Hell, even the younger guys in the pen (Clippard, Burnett, Storen) have struggled more than the vets.
Seriously, what has the black hole of offense done other than throw out a good percentage of base runners?