Re: i vote for brian mccann
posted at 11/8/2013 7:20 PM EST
In response to royf19's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to KRomine's comment:
"Gammer"?...Is that like "Choker"?
no, its "chocker" :P
Brian McCann will be paid like Molina and he seems to be trending downward offensively, injuries over the last couple years, with one of them being a shoulder/labrum. He was already pretty pedestrian throwing runners out. 1% better than Salty. You really want to even go near 6/90-100M with this guy? Sorry, let the Rangers overspend. Although I probably would bet the first 2 years should be Ok, the last 3-4 will be bad.
But if I had to choose between BM and JS, Id choose Salty. His numbers are trending up, hes younger and wont cost a stupid amount of $$ like McCann. Some here whine and cry about cs%, but they want McCann? Hes right in line with Salty defensively. Thats a fact, like it or not. Hes been better then Salty offensively over his career, but Salty has looked better the last couple years in that department. Salty is clearly the better deal.
All this Salty and McCann talk is wasted time If the Sox think that Vasquez and/or Swihart are their guys in another year or 2. They will just find a stopgap like Ruiz, Suzuki or someone like that.
I agree mostly.
Personally, I'd try to sign Salty for three years. He's been improving each year. For all his streakiness and striking out, he did hit .276 with good xtra-base hit numbers (doubles/HRs). He's handling the staff better and another year with the pitchers and Ross should help. The W.S. notwithstanding, he's not terrible defensively -- not great, but acceptable and he improved throwing batters out. In all phases of the game, he has shown improvement.
I'd rather keep Salty than give up a draft pick for McCann. And, if one of the youngsters look ready, Salty should be tradeable, given the lack of catching in the big leagues.
[/QUOTE] The problem with signing Salty for three years are named Swihart,Butler,Vasquez and Denney all o which will be knocking the door down before the 3 years are up. Swihart is another Varitek offensively and might be the best catcher in the system since Fisk. Sorry I like Salty also but a stopgap with defensive and mediocre offensive skills will suffice. A.J.,Ruiz or even Butler ...