Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that while the Mets and Red Sox had not engaged in discussions about catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, he ponders whether the two would match up for a deal now that they have signed free agent catcher David Ross.
It’s not a bad idea, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox do not view Ross as an everyday catcher and would most likely serve as Saltalamacchia’s backup.
In 121 games for the Red Sox in 2012, Saltalamacchia batted just .221 last season, but he did connect for 25 home runs and posted an impressive .454 slugging last season in 448 plate appearances. The 27 year old backstop is arbitration eligible again after signing a $2.5 million contract in his first year of arbitration eligibility last year.
Ross, on the other hand, illustrates a point I made in a previous post this morning about the premium being placed on catchers because there are so few to go around. The former Braves catcher signed a two year, $6.2 million dollar deal to serv...