Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Will Jarrod Saltalamacchia Be Our 2011 Catcher?

With star catcher Victor Martinez on the verge of signing with the Detroit Tigers, the Red Sox are exploring options for catchers. The most obvious solution to this problem would be to start Jarrod Saltalamacchia for 2011. In 2010, Saltalamacchia had a pretty rough year, going .167/0/2 in a season split between the Rangers and Red Sox. Although he has not been good of late, mostly due to injuries, he had a pretty good rookie season in 2007, going .266/11/33. The Red Sox also have Saltalamacchia under control over the next three seasons. They could also simply sign or trade for a better catcher, which I think they will at least attempt to do. Whatever happens, I think Saltalamacchia will factor in somehow in 2011.


  1. Hasn't Theo always loved Salty? I think the plan has been for him to be the starting catcher all along.

  2. Probably so, but I think the Red Sox have better options. But yes, Theo and Terry have both really liked Salty for a while.