Salty experiment--how long?

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    Salty experiment--how long?

    Atlanta and Texas gave up on Salty--Did Theo see something that they overlooked?  He's scary behind the plate--maybe a switch hitting DH or a high priced bullpen job would fit him better!!
     
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    We've endured the Obama experiment for over two years, I suppose we can wait a bit longer.
     
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    Why do you have to bring politics into it?  If you want to talk politics go to the Political threads.
     
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    What's the alternative?

    Tek can't catch every day and even if he did, there would be a multitude of threads about how bad he is.

    I was looking at ESPNs website that had stats by position.  The number of catchers that have decent batting average is unbelievably low.  Salty is in the middle of the pack.

    A good htiting catcher won't stay a catcher.  There's no incentive.  A first basemen hitting 25 dingers makes a lot more than a catcher hitting 18 dingers and if a guy can hit 18 dingers as a catcher, then he's got a good shot at hitting 25 if he doesn't have to catch.

    It is what it is.  The Sox don't need Salty to hit.
     
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    Yea, let's give up on him after 1 month into the season. Sounds like a smart plan.

    Not saying he will become all that and a bag of chips, but it's not like there are 100 catchers out there who'd be 10x better. Matter of fact, Salty is probably our best bet this season and until one of Lavarnway/Federowicz start knocking on the door.

     
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    Keep Salty, keep VTek, look like crazy for VTeks replacment next year.  Salty becomes the backup.  Nothing out there now ...
     
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    What's the alternative? Tek can't catch every day and even if he did, there would be a multitude of threads about how bad he is. I was looking at ESPNs website that had stats by position.  The number of catchers that have decent batting average is unbelievably low.  Salty is in the middle of the pack. A good htiting catcher won't stay a catcher.  There's no incentive.  A first basemen hitting 25 dingers makes a lot more than a catcher hitting 18 dingers and if a guy can hit 18 dingers as a catcher, then he's got a good shot at hitting 25 if he doesn't have to catch. It is what it is.  The Sox don't need Salty to hit.
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    Dirty--  I didn't mention his bat--I said he looks bad behind the plate--stopping balls and throwing out runners!!  The catcher is the heart of the team.
     
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    Posted by DirtyWaterLover


    A good htiting catcher won't stay a catcher. There's no incentive. A first basemen hitting 25 dingers makes a lot more than a catcher hitting 18 dingers and if a guy can hit 18 dingers as a catcher, then he's got a good shot at hitting 25 if he doesn't have to catch. It is what it is. The Sox don't need Salty to hit.



    that makes sense

    the question is

    do you want one of your better hitters to catch


    looking at mauer while thinking about montero

    at best they need more days off

    their bodies take a beating daily




    Tek can't catch every day





















     
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    We stay with him until his cERA is lower than Varitek's, so we can finally put to rest the notion that the staff is going to stink if we ever lose our 39-year old captain.
     
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    Why do you have to bring politics into it?  If you want to talk politics go to the Political threads.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover


    Levity is good for the forum once in a while......lighten up.
     
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    In Response to Re: Salty experiment--how long? : Levity is good for the forum once in a while......lighten up.
    Posted by Alibiike


    I agree, so long as I can say, "Thank God the 8 year disaster that was Alfred E. Newman's long lost brother is over."
     
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    In Response to Re: Salty experiment--how long? : Levity is good for the forum once in a while......lighten up.
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    Maybe the problem is your sense of humor or lack there of ..... smarten up.
     
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    In Response to Re: Salty experiment--how long? : Maybe the problem is your sense of humor or lack there of ..... smarten up.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover


    Thereof is one word.
     
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    Re: Salty experiment--how long?

    Mid-May, maybe later.

    Relax.

    We can always trade for Ryan Doumit.
     
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    agreed summer. with tek pitching more than expected, they'll try to ease salty in rather than baptism by fire. the front office will never admit it, but i'm sure they're shopping around for an alternative behind the plate
     
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    Re: Salty experiment--how long?

    The Salty experiment will continue until one of Salty/Tek lands on the DL and a replacement has a chance to take the job.  Right now, I'm thinking McKenry (strong defensive catcher with a good arm) should get the first shot if the Sox stay in house.  I can't see a deal for Doumit, as he's even worse defensively than Salty.  Exposito is also a likely internal candidate given his presence on the 40 man roster.
     
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    Re: Salty experiment--how long?

    The Saltalamacchia experiment will continue until the 39 year old Varitek is exhausted from overwork, or Theo gets lucky and finds another catcher  .......... whichever comes first.
    Not so sure AAA can provide a serviceable catcher until May or June.
     
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