// Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Pierzynski a Clubhouse Cancer

According to sources, A.J. Pierzynski was a disastrous fit in the Red Sox clubhouse. The 37-year-old stopgap catcher was signed by Boston to bridge the hole left by Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the future of the catching position in the Red Sox organization, which centers around Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart. While the entire Red Sox […]

Don’t panic…but Red Sox should begin pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton

For the first time in John Farrell’s managerial tenure with the Boston Red Sox, the team has dropped four consecutive games after being swept at Fenway Park by the Detroit Tigers. Boston scored just three total runs in the series, and now has a 20-23 record as we approach the month of June. For the […]

Saltalamacchia Pens Thank You to Red Sox Fans

When I learned that Jarrod Saltalamacchia wouldn’t be coming back to the Boston Red Sox, I can’t say I was heartbroken. Sure, Salty had put together a career year, hitting .273/.338/.466 with 14 home runs, 40 doubles, and 65 RBIs. But you could dig your way to China using the holes in his swing, and […]

A.J. Pierzynski Deal Meant End of Jarrod Saltalamacchia in Boston

It seemed as if yesterday the baseball gods wanted every player on the market to go, well at least from the catcher’s perspective. A.J. Pierzynski inked a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox worth about $8.25 million early on Tuesday morning. The former Texas Ranger hit .272 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI […]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Signs with Marlins

The same day the Red Sox signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year deal, the Miami Marlins inked former Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year deal for $21 million. Salty had perhaps his best year in 2013, hitting .273/.338/.466 with 40 doubles, 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 121 games. The Red Sox […]

Red Sox Sign Pierzynski to One-Year Deal, Say Goodbye to Saltalamacchia

It’s December 3rd, 2013, and the World Champion Boston Red Sox have finally made their first foray into the free agent market. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported this morning that the Red Sox have signed backstop AJ Pierzynski, signaling the end to the Jarrod Saltalamacchia era. As the details of the contract were slowly […]

Catching Market Dwindling for Red Sox

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, […]

Yankees Sign C McCann to Five-Year, $85M Deal

Move over, Chris Stewart. Adios, Austin Romine. Better PEDs luck next time, Francisco Cervelli. Brian McCann is the new catcher for the New York Yankees. According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, McCann has signed a five-year contract worth $85 million with the Yankees. The deal also contains a vesting option for a sixth year […]

The Right Catcher for the Red Sox: Salty, McCann, Ruiz, Pierzynski or Weiters?

After constructing a World Series Champion team in 2013, Cherington has few holes to fill before defending the title in 2014. The biggest piece missing from this team is a catcher. Saltalamacchia had a solid regular season, setting career highs in many categories and he also broke the franchise record for doubles by a catcher […]

Red Sox Extend Qualifying Offer to Ellsbury, Napoli, and Drew; Saltalamacchia Odd Man Out

All MLB squads had until 5 p.m. Monday to make qualifying offers to their respective free agents, and the Boston Red Sox gave qualifying  offers to Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury and , surprisingly enough, shortstop Stephen Drew. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not receive a qualifying offer, according to WEEI.com. All these deals are for one year […]

Thoughts on Cardinals Walk-off Win Over Red Sox in World Series

The obstruction call was obviously (UNDERSTATEMENT ALERT) the big story from the Cardinals’ walk-off win in Game 3 of the World Series. (If you haven’t already seen it, or you’re into self-flagellation, you can check it out here. Just make sure you’re in a padded room or something. Seriously. That play singlehandedly cost me a […]

Video: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Walkoff Hit vs Tigers in Game 2

Miss the end of the Red Sox game? It’s understandable — it was late on a Sunday night. Either way, Jarrod Saltalamacchia had some late-inning heroics, knocking in the game-winning run with a single in Game 2. Check out the video: Your browser does not support iframes.

Dempster Records 2,000th Strikeout, Red Sox Rout Angels

Ryan Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout and the Boston Red Sox overpowered the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-5 routing. Dempster turned in a quality start for the Red Sox as the right-hander struck out six and surrendered three runs through six innings of work. Despite allowing home runs to designated hitter Albert Pujols […]

Ellsbury Swipes Five Bases, Sox Roll Phillies 9-2

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury set a team record with five stolen bases, and the Boston Red Sox took down the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on the road to split the two-game series. Starting pitcher Franklin Morales picked up the win in his season debut. Morales had missed the past 52 games due to a bulging disc in […]

Jon Lester Served First Loss in 6-4 Defeat to Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox

The Boston Red Sox’s five-game win streak came to an end on Monday night with a 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Jon Lester fell to 6-1 on the season while allowing six runs (five earned) in six innings pitched. He struck out two and walked three with seven hits. He has his highest […]