Ya heard, Salty?
It’s a one-year deal, and makes a lot of sense, given they have a couple of prospects ready to go soon, a non-awful option in Lavarnway for insurance, and Ross backing it up. It appears they thought Salty’s career year was exactly that.
I’ve heard Pierzynski is a shitty teammate, but I enjoyed what little I saw of his postseason game breakdowns more than any other sportscaster dude’s, and Papi likes him, so.
If it blows up and he’s the Bobby Valentine of catchers, whatever, one-year deal.
McCann vs AJ…they will brawl next season! They are both nuts!
Barring serious injuries, that would be awesome, krueg!
This move makes me wonder if the Sox will now get really aggressive about signing Ellsbury. And, perhaps less intensely, Napoli.
As if I needed more reasons to dislike Boston, they land one of the most irritating players in the game. Good catcher though.
It sounds like the Sox are done with Ellsbury, no?
krueg: I thought so at the end of the year, and still think it’s most likely he ends up elsewhere, but they’ve got a little more in the coffers after going “cheap” on catcher. I whiffed on thinking they’d re-sign Salty, so I have to think that the money they might have spent there will influence their offers to Napoli and Ellsbury.
People saying Salty to the Marlins for 3/$21. Not extending a QO seems a little more reasonable now since if Salty’s agents had any kind of bead on his value in the market, they and Salty would have jumped right the heck on that offer.
Per Mark Feinsand on Twitter…it’s official.
Ellsbury is a Yankee. For the next 7 years.
We have mad outfielders now? Trade Gardner to Cinci for Phillips? Bye-bye Robbie???
Jacoby is pretty awesome. I like this. I like this a lot.
Missed your comments about this, Krueg, just top posted it.
As a Sox fan I’m fine with the Pierzynski deal (though I will not give him his full name in game threads, that’s for sure). I didn’t want McCann and would have preferred Salty for two or even three over him. Just hoping now Vazquez develops as projected and is ready to take over in 2015.
I’m surprised at the Salty contract with the Marlins. I believe he could have made more money over the next three years by accepting a 16-18 million deal from another team (maybe even the Red Sox) and then sign a new deal after those two years at the age of 30. But maybe he just wanted to play close to home.
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