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Did Boston lowball Salty?

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07:21 AM ET 11.14 | Boston would like to bring back some members of its title team, but how many? The Red Sox have made a two-year offer to their incumbent catcher Jarrod Saltalamachhia, but there's no indication the sides are near a deal and the team continues to talk to multiple options, including Brian McCann, Carlos Ruiz and A.J. Pierzynski. The offer for Saltalamacchia is believed to have been for something less than $10 million a year. Saltalamacchia is thought to be seeking a deal for at least three years. The Red Sox remain interested in their incumbent first baseman Mike Napoli but haven't had the chance to talk to him abut a multiyear deal. ... The catching market is interesting since the Yankees, Rangers, Angels, Blue Jays, Rockies and Twins could all be involved to some degree.

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November 14, 2013  07:59 AM ET
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Maybe. The Sox probably like McCann better.

I'd rather have Salty on a 2 year deal at around 20-25M, than McCann at 5 years 80M.

November 14, 2013  08:01 AM ET

....salty overcame the yips but found the oops in the world serious...yeah he needs about 10m a year to play backup when chips are down...

November 14, 2013  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Maybe. The Sox probably like McCann better.

He is the one they want in FA. Has been from day one. They are not stupid, they know they caught lightening in a bottle this year with a number of players. Catching being one of those strikes.

November 14, 2013  08:23 AM ET
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He is the one they want in FA. Has been from day one. They are not stupid, they know they caught lightening in a bottle this year with a number of players. Catching being one of those strikes.

There's a lot of chatter on the internet about their interest in Carlos Ruiz as well.

November 14, 2013  08:26 AM ET
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There's a lot of chatter on the internet about their interest in Carlos Ruiz as well.

Did not know. Makes sense. But they definitely want to upgrade at catching. Defense matters too.

November 14, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Did not know. Makes sense. But they definitely want to upgrade at catching. Defense matters too.

The Bosox have a couple of minor league catching prospects that they really like and I doubt they want to offer a FA contract to a catcher for anything longer than 3 yrs.

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November 14, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Why would that kind of offer to a borderline starting catcher be termed "lowball"?

November 14, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Why would that kind of offer to a borderline starting catcher be termed "lowball"?

I know. I wish someone would "lowball" me for $10 million for 2 years.

November 14, 2013  10:05 AM ET

I'd want another offensive season like last year plus better throwing before I'd commit long term to Salty.

November 14, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Did not know. Makes sense. But they definitely want to upgrade at catching. Defense matters too.

That's why we didn't see him much during the WS.

November 14, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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That's why we didn't see him much during the WS.

Johnny Bench saw Salty's famous throw to third in the WS and threw up.

November 14, 2013  10:56 AM ET

I don't think they will give anymore than a 2 yr deal. Larvanway is ready to advance and they still have Ross for 1 more year to ease him into the position.

McCann will sign with Texas they will give him the years and $'s he wants. Plus his bat in that stadium is a match made in heaven!!! He will hit 30-35 there and can DH after his catching days are done.

November 14, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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I don't think they will give anymore than a 2 yr deal. Larvanway is ready to advance and they still have Ross for 1 more year to ease him into the position. McCann will sign with Texas they will give him the years and $'s he wants. Plus his bat in that stadium is a match made in heaven!!! He will hit 30-35 there and can DH after his catching days are done.

Ross cannot play everyday. He is great to have around for 1 or 2 games a week.

November 14, 2013  11:03 AM ET

Low ball? Love the guy as human being, however he can't hit and can't throw anyone out. Whats left?

November 14, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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Maybe. The Sox probably like McCann better.

the red sox likes the ability to play behing the plate from McCann but the price could be a little stiff

November 14, 2013  11:20 AM ET

I would have thought the offer was $10 million over two years. Mommas, raise your kids to be mediocre baseball players!

November 14, 2013  12:46 PM ET
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Ross cannot play everyday. He is great to have around for 1 or 2 games a week.

Or for a best of 7.

 
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