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The Red Sox just signed David Ross as a catcher and are also said to be going after Mike Napoli. That tells me that Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway are certainly available. Which one would be a better target for the Mets and what would the cost be?
Both of these players are interesting, but both have their issues and they would not be the final answer for the Mets, but possibly a stopgap for another year or two.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia can hit for power – but sadly, his strong suit is hitting for power against RHP’s, and he drowns against LHP’s. He is all power and no plate discipline, which will always keep his BA down. Defensively, he is nothing special and is somehow worse than Josh Thole at throwing out runners. Salty would make a good platoon partner for a right-handed catcher who struggled against righties. Outside of that, he only adds power to the Mets.
Ryan Lavarnway has yet to prove himself at the MLB level, and despite being able to hit for...
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BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed catcher David Ross to a two-year contract through the 2014 season. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General...
The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year deal worth $6.2 million.
The deal was reached over the weekend. Ross was in Boston for a physical this week before it could be finalized.
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The Boston Red Sox signed veteran catcher David Ross to a
two-year contract, leading some to speculate that the team’s starting backstop Jarrod
Saltalamacchia could be traded this offseason. However, Ken Rosenthal of FOX
Sports reports the Red Sox had been shopping Saltalamacchia “for weeks” prior
to the signing of Ross.
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