Found November 10, 2012 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox promised to go into the offseason spending, using their newly acquired payroll space to build a contender. But most people thought that meant filling two holes in the outfield and a spot at first base, not to mention bolstering the pitching staff. Snagging a third catcher? Well, that’s nice, but it’s hardly shock and awe. The Red Sox’ reported deal with backup catcher David Ross, though, may be just the thing to get Boston’s free agent season started. With Ross in the fold, the Red Sox may be able to start tumbling dominoes to take care of the positions that really need help, whether it be through free agency or — more likely with the Ross signing — the trade market. With three catchers on the roster, the Red Sox now have choices to make behind the plate. Ryan Lavarnway has been groomed as the catcher of the future, but he wasn’t stellar in his 46 games in the big leagues last year, compiling just a .157 average on 24 hits. While Lavarnway was understandably tired from a...
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