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Red Sox catchers shaking off trade rumors

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10:56 AM ET 12.02 | Ryan Lavarnway recently moved to Denver, where he's working with a new trainer to prepare for his first full season as a major league catcher. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been in Florida, hanging out with his three daughters. Trade rumors? Who has time for that? Lavarnway and Saltalamacchia made appearances yesterday at the Red Sox' annual "Christmas at Fenway" ticket launch, and both insisted they haven't paid attention to speculation that last month's signing of veteran backup catcher David Ross will lead to one of them being traded before spring training.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
December 2, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Well...you don't generally sign a third catcher if you plan to keep the two you already have.

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December 2, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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Well...you don't generally sign a third catcher if you plan to keep the two you already have.

Lavarnway could always be sent back to AAA. Although it doesn't really matter, your not getting much for either one of them.

December 2, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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there are like 4-5 good catchers in the league-the rest are all mediocre>poor

And the Rangers are in the running for one of the rest.

December 2, 2012  12:03 PM ET

If I am one of them please trade me away from the mess in Boston.

December 2, 2012  12:26 PM ET

Of the 3, Saltalamachia probably has the most trade value. Maybe Boston is trying to pry a pitcher loose from a team that needs a C?

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December 2, 2012  06:11 PM ET

Catchers............Shaking off.........




I see what you did there..

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December 2, 2012  08:57 PM ET

wiseup: between the three catchers ross is probably the bette rone .good defense with some pop in his bat.

December 2, 2012  09:54 PM ET
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...WHY DOES THIS KRAPPY TEAM KEEP GETTING PRESS. WHO THE HECK CARES ABOUT A POULTRY LAST PLACE TEAM. OH...DEDSOX FANS! THEY HAVE NO STANDARDS...I KEEP FORGETTING.

is that your mom i hear calling you? must be breakfast time...

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December 3, 2012  08:02 AM ET
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AROD IN 2013: 700TH HR... 3000TH HIT... 2000TH RBI... 2000TH RUN SCORED. THAT WILL MAKE YOU FORGET ABOUT THE DEDSOX. HE IS A ONE MAN WRECKING KREW OF THE HISTORY BOOKS!

The only thing the history books will remember about Arod is that he is a cheater.

December 3, 2012  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

SALTY = VARITEK =TRADITIONAL SUCKY DEDSOX CATCHERS

BIG YANK = BK KID = OBNOXIOUS ARROGANT YANKEE FAN

December 3, 2012  08:08 AM ET
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OBNOXIOUS ARROGANT YANKEE FAN

Isn't this a little redundant?

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