"Sometimes that's OK, let somebody else guide you a little bit," Cash said. "It's one thing to have focus on trying to execute a pitch -- and then also call the game. You know, lean on the catcher.
"We put a lot of emphasis on our catchers being very smart and aware of how to follow a game plan. If we have to lean on them on a given night, then so be it."
Cash said they "need both of them to be the guy that guys are comfortable throwing to."
"Curt's done a really nice job," Cash said. "Hank did a great job with [Rays No. 1 prospect] Blake Snell the other day. That's not an easy thing to do, have a young kid, super prospect come up. And there's a lot of pressure. I'm sure there was a lot of pressure on Hank to get him through that."
Cash, who is a former Major League catcher, is familiar with the keys to building successful pitcher-catcher relationships. He believes they have such relationships on the Rays.
"I think our pitchers [and catchers] communicate really well and have a lot of in-between-start discussions," he said.
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.