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Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque)
The Red Sox are NOT likely to extend a qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the 2014 season.
According to a source from WEEI.com, the Red Sox feel that a one-year $14.1 million offer is a little too high a price for a guy who was essentially benched during the World Series due to excessive brain farts behind the plate.
Salty will have the freedom to negotiate with all 30 MLB teams (that includes the Red Sox) moving forward without the fear of said teams giving up a first round draft pick - can you say incentive.
In 121 regular season games, Salty hit .273 with 14 HR, 65 RBI, .338 OBP, .466 SLG and a .804 OPS.
Those numbers experienced a dramatic drop off in the postseason as Salty hit a towering .188 with 0 HR, 5 RBI, .257 OBP, .219 SLG and a .476 OPS. In other words, "YIKES!"
Don't worry Jarrod, Red Sox Nation will always remember that clutch walk-off single in Game 2 of the ALCS!
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The Boston Red Sox have showed interest yesterday in bringing back Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to his agent Jim Munsey As reported by Steve Adams at MLBTradeRumors.com, Munsey told MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes of the development last night at 7:05 p.m. As of 5.09 p.m Saltalamacchia had received calls from several teams and was surprised the Red Sox did not contact him.
It appears that the Red Sox have indeed reached out to Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Saltalamacchia’s agent, Jim Munsey, told MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes and WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford that the Red Sox have called to express interest in potentially re-signing the catcher. The contact between the two sides, according to Bradford, occurred later in the day Monday.
When you identify a player who fits, but the bidding grows frenzied and insane, what do you do? You investigate alternatives, of course. And for the Yankees, one of those alternatives is a catcher willing to sign soon, Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Early in the first week of free agency, the market for Brian McCann, the best available catcher, is robust. The Yankees are among the teams...
The Red Sox’ rolling rally was a raging success.
From the thousands of fans showing their support to the touching moment at the Boston Marathon finish line to the emotional rendition of “God Bless America,” the championship parade captured the undeniable bond this team has with its city.
After the festivities were over, a few members of the team talked about how much this day...
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamcchia was much improved this year, proving he deserves a place on the Red Sox roster of the future. He batted .273/.388/.466 with 14 home runs this season, though that's significantly less from the 25 he hit in 2012. The Red Sox have until 5 PM ET to extend him a qualifying offer, but are not expected to do so. At that point, Salty becomes an unrestricted...
After being drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Braves in 2003, Jarrod Saltalamacchia's path to the majors was obstructed by fellow catcher Brian McCann.
Now, in the ultimate irony, McCann could replace Saltalamacchia with the Red Sox.
If the Sox decide to move on from Saltalamacchia behind the plate -- and it sure seems as though they're leaning in that direction...
The Redsocks today extended qualifying offers to Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Napoli. That means they offer each of them $14 million, and if the guys sign elsewhere, Boston gets a first-round pick. Hording first-round picks is how they keep up their farm system.Let's hope that Drew takes the offer, (I doubt they really want him) that Ellsbury runs to Seattle (His replacement...
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B.B. Abbott, managing partner at Jet Sports Management and McCann's agent, told the Boston Herald:"Certainly Boston is a city that Brian likes, and he has always respected the organization and the front...
Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque)
Even after the Red Sox completed one of the greatest - no scratch that, the greatest - turnarounds in major league baseball history, we head into the offseason with a lot more questions than answers.
For example, will the Red Sox be on the prowl for a new center fielder, shortstop, catcher or first baseman?
Needless to say, Red...
The Red Sox did not extend a qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Monday. That doesn’t mean that Salty won’t be back, but it certainly leaves open the possibility that he could sign elsewhere.
The Red Sox will need to figure out their starting catching situation if Saltalamacchia leaves via free agency. One option — albeit an expensive one — could be fellow free agent...
A.B. Boston Red Sox fans sing “God Bless America” at the Boston Marathon Finish Line during the 2013 World Series Parade, while Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia place the World Series trophy on the Marathon Finish Line with a Boston 617 Strong Red Sox jersey.
"Boston Strong" is really only a saying, but it draws its power from moments like this.
Right in the middle of the Red Sox championship parade on Saturday, as the route wound its way to the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia exited their duck boats. Gomes laid the World Series trophy on the yellow-and-blue finish line...
Just as quickly as the season began, the season has ended. For the Red Sox, it ended with a World Series title, but while Boston celebrates being at the apex of their sport, a careful eye must be placed on their approach to the 2014 offseason. This year, the Red Sox are set to let Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia test the free agent waters. Accordingly...
A.B. Boston Red Sox fans chant “Boston Strong” as Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia take a picture with the World Series trophy on the Boston Marathon finish line during the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Parade.
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Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)
According to NESN, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is surprised at the lack of contract offer from the Red Sox organization. The Red Sox did not make Salty a qualifying offer yesterday, but make one to Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew, and Mike Napoli.
According to NESN, Salty said other clubs have already been in touch...