Re: Sox offer Salty a 2-year deal.
posted at 11/19/2013 9:47 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
when valuing wins above replacement, which both the RS and Salty are doing, wearing a "C" on the jersey means zero.
lets not annoit Salty as CFisk, but lets also not lump him with Lava. Metric's indicate Salty has a fair market value. Either the RS will pay that value, or they will find some one else. I have no issue walking away from Salty and finding some one else, but the question is who is out there? The choices seem really unappealing, Mcann at his $$$ value included.
I keep reading that Weiters is available, but trading for him only means you are dealing with Boras in 24 months. I would trade for Weiters, if the asking price was reasonable for a 2 year rental. Would Weiters for Workman work for both teams? O's need pitching with controlable years...they have to sign Davis, Jones, Machado, etc
The thing about Weiters is that we get 2 years of control, which is just about what we need.
We lose Ross after 2014, so Lava or Vazquez should step in. After 2015, we might be able to go with Lava & Vazquez or maybe Swihart may win one slot by then.
Lastly, Weiters might net us a comp pick after 2 years.
The negative: we have to lose a player or two to get him: maybe Lava, Britton and Johnson.
I have no where near the regard for Lava as you seemingly do. His hitting has regressed. His defensive skills have never been evident. The pitchers hate throwing to him.
The RS seem to favor a C situation with one catcher behind the plate 100-115 games per year and the other C behind the plate 45-65 games. I see no spot for Lava under this alignment.
Theoretically to trade for Weiters the O's would also prefer a C to come back to them. I have to think Swihart/Denney is off the table, but the O's would then look to Vasquez, Butler with no interest in Lava.