Monday, August 11, 2008

Red Sox Catching Options

The Red Sox are looking for a catcher for the future, knowing that Jason Varitek is not the answer following this season. He is hitting just .219 with 8 HR, and has only played in 96 games this season. Here are a couple options for 2009 and beyond:


Jason Saltalamachhia, Rangers: Salty is still coming into form in the majors but has done a pretty good job despite poor numbers. He wouldn't cost the Red Sox nothing more than low level pitching prospect, perhaps Daniel Bard.

Jeff Clement, Mariners: Clement has been struggling so far this season, but that hasn't stopped the Red Sox from keeping an eye on him. One thing holding a trade back is that the Mariners would rather give up Johjima than Clement.

Ronny Paulino, Pirates: Paulino was a starting catcher for the Pirates last season but struggled and is now in the minors. A change of scenery could help and he would be a lost call. If he fails as a starter, he would make for a decent backup.

There are not any solid option on the market, so they might need to settle for one of these unproven players, or veteran Jason Varitek.

5 comments:

Craaaw said...

OK heres a guess on the wild side:

The Red Sox will convert Kevin Yokilis to a catcher. Then they will sign Mark Texeria to play 1st
base. Or maybe just make Texeria a catcher.

Or maybe they could make a trade for Brian McCann. It would be... Bucholz, Lowrie and Bowden for McCann

craaaw said...

Heres a walk on the wild side


The sox will sign texeria to play catcher or make youk a catcher and teex will play 1st base

Or this could happen

The sox will trade bucholz lowrie and bowden to the braves for mccann

:-) :] :>

KevinGillman said...

I think the Red Sox can have Kelly Shoppach for a good prospect Eli.

Eli said...

nice to see you back kevin, good call.

KevinGillman said...

thank you Eli, I see you changed the site a bit, good call too. I wonder if they'd give us Buccholtz for Shoppach straight up?