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    Matt Weiters   .269   .332   .406   .737

    Saltalamacchia  .240  .291  .432   .723

    There is reason to be very happy with what we have seen so far.  As stated before, when you factor in what Salty cost the Salty experiment has had good early returns.



    Red Sox assuming risk at catcher position in 2011 | redsox.com: News


     Epstein's risk on Salty bust so far - Telegram

    9 Apr 2011
     
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    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF.......:
    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF....... : Today, as would I, I'd take Salty over Martin for the next 3 years if I was a betting man though.

    Posted by NUSoxFan

    Based on what?

     
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    I been sayin' since ST that Salty was going to do much better than people thought. If he stays healthy I project him at .255-.265, 15-18, 65-75. Tack on what you get from Tek, and the Sox could possibly end up with +/- 25 HR from their catchers this year.
    Posted by TheExaminer


    Based on PA's and GP's, Salty is projected at 12 HR's and 46 RBI's; Tek, 5 HR's and 17 RBI's.
    17 HR's and 63 RBI's total. Drew-like numbers for both.
     
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    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF....... : By the way Babe, Russell Martin posted a .680 OPS in May, and his batting average is now 4 points lower than Salty's.  Is he losing focus, or crashing to earth?  It might be time to re-open the which team has the edge at catcher debate.
    Posted by slomag


    Why not talk about his defense, which is pretty much non-existent.
    Amazing how the homers criticized Vmart for his defense but now that Salty is catching, they are silent about it.
     
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    Dice-K 100 million
    Lackey 85 million
    Drew 70 million
    Lugo 36 million
    Scutaro 6 million per season
    Cameron 9 million per season
    The revoving door at SS, Renteria, cabrera, gonzalez, lugo, gonzalez again, scutaro, lowrie and soon to be Scutaro again
    Not responsible for Pedro
    Not responsible for Manny your 2004 world series MVP
    Not responsible for Lowell and Beckett, your actual 2007 world series mvp and should be world series mvp
    Gagne
    Baldelli
    Smoltz
    Penny

    Under Theo the team has won, just ONE DIVISION. Tampa Bay has 2 division titles during that same time period with 1/4 of the Payroll, YET THEO IS THE GENIUS???

    He can't draft as good as Tampa and he spends more foolishly then the Yankees

    He's a good GM and you're clearly a homer
     
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    Not true. The Tigers already had a top young catcher but wanted to get a top hitter and split-time catcher, all in one. The teams that have large budgets and roster slots for the VMart market made it not good market timing.

    VMart's CS% big sample is no worse that the current paper arms on the Red Sox.

     
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    The Yankees have plenty of cash and were not gonna catch Posada. Why didn't they sign VMart to catch for a couple of years and then DH when their kids are ready? There is a major shortage of catching. If teams thought that he was a catcher, he would have signed a better deal as one.
    Fact is he was an awful catcher and the pitchers pitced poorly with him back there. Especially the pen.
     
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    Because VMart's market was as a split-time catcher and DH. No, that doesn't mean Jason Varitek deserved the roster spot. Why didn't the Yankees go after magic fingers? He was an unwanted FA at any position. Theo bid against himself.

     
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    Doesn't split-time between a position and DH typically have a certain tell about the player's defensive abilities? ;)
     
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    I don't believe for a second that Mr. Varitek would sign with the Yankees.
    To some extent Epstien did bid against himself. However, the pitchers (Beckett especially) have performed for Varitek and he has been an excellent mentor for the young catcher that was aquired. Together, Salty and Tek have been just fine.
    One could make the case that they haven't but that would be fixing the intelligence to the policy.
     
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    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF....... : I never claimed that Martin was the second coming of Yogi. But because salty has gotten on a hot streak doesn't make him johnny bench either. I know you red flops' fans like to think April didn't count, but guess what, it does.
    Posted by --The--Babe---



    Very mature of you......

    The frustration of Yankee fans like yourself is so obvious - following the April that the Red Sox had, the Yankees should have the Red Sox burried, yet, the two teams are neck and neck one month later.  Glad you brought it up.  
     
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    Yes NU it does.
     
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    Salty was great pickup by Theo [no lose win-win] They pickup a kid with a ton of potential for next to nothing. His progress slowed by injuries and some mental lapses. He sure looks like he's finally coming into his own. RS do a great job of sticking w/ young players and giving them a chance to grow into mlb players. Most fans have no clue how much the game of baseball is between the ears as much as it is talent [how many wanted Saly out in April?]. Remember the growing pains that RS management was willing to go thru for such talents as Pedroia and Buchholz. Pedroia couldn't hit his weght for months and Buchholz after pitching no hitter couldn't get anyone out the following season and went back to minors. But the instead of giving up on these players and seeing them thrive somewhere else they stayed the course and were rewarded. Sometimes as baseball person you have to trust your instincts and wait for player to develope, some come along and are succesful right away, for others its about finding the confidence that they can do it at that level. This is why the RS are one of the best run organizations in baseball and have been able to win 2 WS's in the time this ownership/management has run this team.
     
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    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF....... : Thus far, defense has been about even between the two catchers.  Fangraphs rates Salty at average and Martin slightly below.  BR rates Martin as slightly below average, and Salty slightly below him. No disrespect to Martinez, but if a team thought he and his 13% CS rate were good enough to catch every day, he would have received a larger offer this off-season.
    Posted by slomag


    It's not just about throwing out runners. The PB's are up and he has cost our SPs a number of WP's, largely due to his inability to move behind the plate.
     
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    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF.......:
    Salty was a great acquisition, but Lackey and Matsuzaka were not.  So far Crawford hasn't been, but he just might be turning things around.  Gonzalez was a humoungously good acquisition.  Wheeler and Jenks just might be OK (but haven't been to date).  Moving Youk to third, which I thought was dumb, now looks pretty smart. 
    Posted by maxbialystock


    I think Crawford has been a great addition.  Started off slow, but he's bringing it now.
     
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    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF....... : Very mature of you...... The frustration of Yankee fans like yourself is so obvious - following the April that the Red Sox had, the Yankees should have the Red Sox burried, yet, the two teams are neck and neck one month later.  Glad you brought it up.  

    Posted by kt888

    Frustrated at what, being in first place?

    I could just as easy say that following the May the Yanks had the red flops should have had the Yankees buried (notice the mature correct spelling) if they were really as good as the media and the red flops nation played them up to be.

     
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    In Response to Re: SALTY SAYS, HEY, THAT THEO KNOWS HIS STUFF....... : Frustrated at what, being in first place? I could just as easy say that following the May the Yanks had the red flops should have had the Yankees buried (notice the mature correct spelling) if they were really as good as the media and the red flops nation played them up to be.
    Posted by --The--Babe---




    Ahhh, so going around correcting typos makes you feel mature?  You aim real high, I see.

    In the meantime, you cannot even refer to the Red Sox appropriately in your posts, you are chronically negative, and your primary role around here is to bait the rest of us who come here with a more genuine purpose.  

    Many of us did not buy into the media hype about this team.  As usual, the FO put together a team that has a chance to compete with the Yankees, and that made it an exciting offseason.  That is the extent of it for myself and others.  The real laugher was when Teixeira referred to the Yankees as the underdogs.  It appears that SOMEONE was buying into the hype?  LOL.  

    As for your argument, the Red Sox started the season 2-10 and 5 games out at the end of April.  The Yanks blew a golden opportunity.  I'll take being just one game back at this point.  
     
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    After a hot start Martin is 4 / 35 to put him at: 

    238  /  346  / 439  /  785

    Salty

    236  /  297  /  425  /  729

    Many rushed to judgement after a month of baseball, some never learn.
     
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    Last offseason the Red Sox reported offered catcher Miguel Olivo a one-year contract, according to this blurb from ESPN columnist Buster Olney:
     

    • From our "What Might Have Been" files: Before the Red Sox re-signed Jason Varitek, they made a run at Miguel Olivo. But Olivo asked for two years. The Red Sox offered only one. So he wound up in Seattle (on a one-year, $2 million deal that was exactly what Varitek signed for).

    Olivo over the past month: .286/.353/.538, with six homers, five doubles and 20 RBIs, in a tough hitters' park. As it turned out, the Red Sox needed Varitek to help mentor Jarrod Saltalamacchia through some tough times. But Olivo remains one of baseball's most underrated catchers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&page=rumblings110610&campaign=rss&source=MLBHeadlines

    Olivo's contract with Seattle is for two years and $7 million, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts:

    http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/seattle-mariners.html

     
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