Carlos Ruiz? The Red Sox were interested but not for more than two years, so he went to the Phillies. Brian McCann? Big name, big bat, and he seemed like a good fit, but it came down to years again, so he’ll be in pinstripes for the foreseeable future. Jose Molina resigned with the Rays, Branyan Pena went to the Reds, and Dioner Navarro is rumored to be close to a deal. The list of catchers on the market is growing shorter by the minute, and the Red Sox are running out of time. With so few options left on the board what should be Ben Cherington’s next move?
Up the Ante for Saltalamacchia
It’s no secret that if the Red Sox really wanted Salty back next year, they would have offered him a qualifying offer of $14.1 million. At that point in the offseason, Salty would have jumped at that offer knowing he probably would not be able to match the annual value with a contract elsewhere. Now with so few catchers left on the market, Saltalamacchia’s price is rising. Continue reading Catching Market Dwindling for Red Sox »