Time to Bench Salty

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    Salty and Buch were in perfect sync yesterday. It was mostly about Buch's stuff, but he barely shook off Salty the whole game. Salty and this pitching staff are noticably more comfortable and know eachother much better. I think we will see even more improvement this year.

     



    Yes, as I have been saying since may of 2012. Salty is improving with the staff. Let's give him a chan ce to see how far it goes.

     

     



    Hey moon,

     

    I can't give Salty a great deal of credit for turning the staff around because hes been here for three years with most of these starters and hasn't been around guys like Dempster, Bailey, Uehara and others much at all.  I think the fact its happened quickly leans towards bringing in Farrell, Nieves and our FO creating a much better team chemistry.

    What I do give Salty credit for so far are the little things a catcher must do in order for the pitching staff to respect and feel comfortable with him.  In that respect "Yes" it will surely help our staff.  Good game calling skills are great to have but take years for some and never happen with others.  Our staff knows how to pitch so Salty helps most by .........   

    #1 Not allowing balls to get by him

    #2 Keeping runners honest at 1B more often

    #3 Giving us some offensive support

    #4 Having strong leadership skills

    I'm sure Salty is getting more familar with our staff, as he should be after three years.  If he can raise/keep his OBP respectable this season and continue doing the little things, then we have a viable starter long term.

     

     

     
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    Salty and Buch were in perfect sync yesterday. It was mostly about Buch's stuff, but he barely shook off Salty the whole game. Salty and this pitching staff are noticably more comfortable and know eachother much better. I think we will see even more improvement this year.

     



    Yes, as I have been saying since may of 2012. Salty is improving with the staff. Let's give him a chan ce to see how far it goes.

     

     



    Hey moon,

     

    I can't give Salty a great deal of credit for turning the staff around because hes been here for three years with most of these starters and hasn't been around guys like Dempster, Bailey, Uehara and others much at all.  I think the fact its happened quickly leans towards bringing in Farrell, Nieves and our FO creating a much better team chemistry.

    What I do give Salty credit for so far are the little things a catcher must do in order for the pitching staff to respect and feel comfortable with him.  In that respect "Yes" it will surely help our staff.  Good game calling skills are great to have but take years for some and never happen with others.  Our staff knows how to pitch so Salty helps most by .........   

    #1 Not allowing balls to get by him

    #2 Keeping runners honest at 1B more often

    #3 Giving us some offensive support

    #4 Having strong leadership skills

    I'm sure Salty is getting more familar with our staff, as he should be after three years.  If he can raise/keep his OBP respectable this season and continue doing the little things, then we have a viable starter long term.

     

     

     



    He's greatly improved with the pitchers that have been here for 3 years, and showed marked improvement last year when farrell and Nieves weren't here.

     

    I'm not giving him all the credit, but many here sure wanted to blame him when things went bad last year.

    He's got the 2nd best OPS on the team (22+ PAs) at .938.

    The staff has a 2.62 ERA when he is catching and the opps have a .638 OPS, including Lester and Buch under .500. Aceves and Doubront have struggled with Salty, but Salty looks a lot better this year in every area, except throwing out runners.

     

     
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    Salty and Buch were in perfect sync yesterday. It was mostly about Buch's stuff, but he barely shook off Salty the whole game. Salty and this pitching staff are noticably more comfortable and know eachother much better. I think we will see even more improvement this year.

     



    Yes, as I have been saying since may of 2012. Salty is improving with the staff. Let's give him a chan ce to see how far it goes.

     

     



    Hey moon,

     

    I can't give Salty a great deal of credit for turning the staff around because hes been here for three years with most of these starters and hasn't been around guys like Dempster, Bailey, Uehara and others much at all.  I think the fact its happened quickly leans towards bringing in Farrell, Nieves and our FO creating a much better team chemistry.

    What I do give Salty credit for so far are the little things a catcher must do in order for the pitching staff to respect and feel comfortable with him.  In that respect "Yes" it will surely help our staff.  Good game calling skills are great to have but take years for some and never happen with others.  Our staff knows how to pitch so Salty helps most by .........   

    #1 Not allowing balls to get by him

    #2 Keeping runners honest at 1B more often

    #3 Giving us some offensive support

    #4 Having strong leadership skills

    I'm sure Salty is getting more familar with our staff, as he should be after three years.  If he can raise/keep his OBP respectable this season and continue doing the little things, then we have a viable starter long term.

     

     

     



    He's greatly improved with the pitchers that have been here for 3 years, and showed marked improvement last year when farrell and Nieves weren't here.

     

    I'm not giving him all the credit, but many here sure wanted to blame him when things went bad last year.

    He's got the 2nd best OPS on the team (22+ PAs) at .938.

    The staff has a 2.62 ERA when he is catching and the opps have a .638 OPS, including Lester and Buch under .500. Aceves and Doubront have struggled with Salty, but Salty looks a lot better this year in every area, except throwing out runners.

     



    I agree he looks better in some areas moon like I mentioned above but he also had a good start offensively last season so #3 still remains to be seen.

     

     
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    Salty and Buch were in perfect sync yesterday. It was mostly about Buch's stuff, but he barely shook off Salty the whole game. Salty and this pitching staff are noticably more comfortable and know eachother much better. I think we will see even more improvement this year.

     



    Yes, as I have been saying since may of 2012. Salty is improving with the staff. Let's give him a chan ce to see how far it goes.

     

     



    Hey moon,

     

    I can't give Salty a great deal of credit for turning the staff around because hes been here for three years with most of these starters and hasn't been around guys like Dempster, Bailey, Uehara and others much at all.  I think the fact its happened quickly leans towards bringing in Farrell, Nieves and our FO creating a much better team chemistry.

    What I do give Salty credit for so far are the little things a catcher must do in order for the pitching staff to respect and feel comfortable with him.  In that respect "Yes" it will surely help our staff.  Good game calling skills are great to have but take years for some and never happen with others.  Our staff knows how to pitch so Salty helps most by .........   

    #1 Not allowing balls to get by him

    #2 Keeping runners honest at 1B more often

    #3 Giving us some offensive support

    #4 Having strong leadership skills

    I'm sure Salty is getting more familar with our staff, as he should be after three years.  If he can raise/keep his OBP respectable this season and continue doing the little things, then we have a viable starter long term.

     

     

     



    He's greatly improved with the pitchers that have been here for 3 years, and showed marked improvement last year when farrell and Nieves weren't here.

     

    I'm not giving him all the credit, but many here sure wanted to blame him when things went bad last year.

    He's got the 2nd best OPS on the team (22+ PAs) at .938.

    The staff has a 2.62 ERA when he is catching and the opps have a .638 OPS, including Lester and Buch under .500. Aceves and Doubront have struggled with Salty, but Salty looks a lot better this year in every area, except throwing out runners.

     

     



    I agree he looks better in some areas moon like I mentioned above but he also had a good start offensively last season so #3 still remains to be seen.

     

     



    He finished in the top 16 catchers out of 30 last season in OPS. 3rd in HRs and 13th in RBI. Not bad for a second full season.

    He needs to keep the OBP up for sure, but he has improved on defense in all but one area, CS%.

     
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    Salty and Buch were in perfect sync yesterday. It was mostly about Buch's stuff, but he barely shook off Salty the whole game. Salty and this pitching staff are noticably more comfortable and know eachother much better. I think we will see even more improvement this year.

     



    Yes, as I have been saying since may of 2012. Salty is improving with the staff. Let's give him a chan ce to see how far it goes.

     

     



    Hey moon,

     

    I can't give Salty a great deal of credit for turning the staff around because hes been here for three years with most of these starters and hasn't been around guys like Dempster, Bailey, Uehara and others much at all.  I think the fact its happened quickly leans towards bringing in Farrell, Nieves and our FO creating a much better team chemistry.

    What I do give Salty credit for so far are the little things a catcher must do in order for the pitching staff to respect and feel comfortable with him.  In that respect "Yes" it will surely help our staff.  Good game calling skills are great to have but take years for some and never happen with others.  Our staff knows how to pitch so Salty helps most by .........   

    #1 Not allowing balls to get by him

    #2 Keeping runners honest at 1B more often

    #3 Giving us some offensive support

    #4 Having strong leadership skills

    I'm sure Salty is getting more familar with our staff, as he should be after three years.  If he can raise/keep his OBP respectable this season and continue doing the little things, then we have a viable starter long term.

     

     

     



    He's greatly improved with the pitchers that have been here for 3 years, and showed marked improvement last year when farrell and Nieves weren't here.

     

    I'm not giving him all the credit, but many here sure wanted to blame him when things went bad last year.

    He's got the 2nd best OPS on the team (22+ PAs) at .938.

    The staff has a 2.62 ERA when he is catching and the opps have a .638 OPS, including Lester and Buch under .500. Aceves and Doubront have struggled with Salty, but Salty looks a lot better this year in every area, except throwing out runners.

     

     



    I agree he looks better in some areas moon like I mentioned above but he also had a good start offensively last season so #3 still remains to be seen.

     

     

     



    He finished in the top 16 catchers out of 30 last season in OPS. 3rd in HRs and 13th in RBI. Not bad for a second full season.

     

    He needs to keep the OBP up for sure, but he has improved on defense in all but one area, CS%.




    I dont think Salty is going to improve much, if any, in the cs% dept. But I can live with that if he keeps improving in every other area of his game.

     
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    He finished in the top 16 catchers out of 30 last season in OPS. 3rd in HRs and 13th in RBI. Not bad for a second full season.

     

    He needs to keep the OBP up for sure, but he has improved on defense in all but one area, CS%.

     




    I dont think Salty is going to improve much, if any, in the cs% dept. But I can live with that if he keeps improving in every other area of his game.

     

    If he keeps up this CERA improvement, his massive cut down in PBs and WPs even taking away Wake's earlier influence, and blocking and framing pitches much better, the CS% is minimal. It's really only about 10 to 15 more SBs per year over the average guy. How many of those lead to runs, and how many of those runs make a difference? 1-2 at most?

     
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    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Salty has now adjusted to the high FB. He used to have that uppercut swing on every pitch, but has now adjusted and has a more level swing on high FB which has resulted in 2 HR recently. Just more noticable improvement.

     
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    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Salty has now adjusted to the high FB. He used to have that uppercut swing on every pitch, but has now adjusted and has a more level swing on high FB which has resulted in 2 HR recently. Just more noticable improvement.



    yeah i have SP. we are seeing him transform before our eyes. last season he had that uppercut swings (which led to some mammoth HRs) and poor eye. Now he refined his swing and is laying off pitches he would have been made to loook a fool on last season. this could lead to a great season for Salty. BC better start talking to his agent lol. So far looking like Moon had the right idea.

     
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    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Salty has now adjusted to the high FB. He used to have that uppercut swing on every pitch, but has now adjusted and has a more level swing on high FB which has resulted in 2 HR recently. Just more noticable improvement.

     



    yeah i have SP. we are seeing him transform before our eyes. last season he had that uppercut swings (which led to some mammoth HRs) and poor eye. Now he refined his swing and is laying off pitches he would have been made to loook a fool on last season. this could lead to a great season for Salty. BC better start talking to his agent lol. So far looking like Moon had the right idea.

     



    His price tag is rising.

     
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    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Salty has now adjusted to the high FB. He used to have that uppercut swing on every pitch, but has now adjusted and has a more level swing on high FB which has resulted in 2 HR recently. Just more noticable improvement.

     



    yeah i have SP. we are seeing him transform before our eyes. last season he had that uppercut swings (which led to some mammoth HRs) and poor eye. Now he refined his swing and is laying off pitches he would have been made to loook a fool on last season. this could lead to a great season for Salty. BC better start talking to his agent lol. So far looking like Moon had the right idea.

     

     



    His price tag is rising.

     



    nothing he hasn't earned.. i'm ok with a player making what they deserve.

     
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    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Salty has now adjusted to the high FB. He used to have that uppercut swing on every pitch, but has now adjusted and has a more level swing on high FB which has resulted in 2 HR recently. Just more noticable improvement.

     



    yeah i have SP. we are seeing him transform before our eyes. last season he had that uppercut swings (which led to some mammoth HRs) and poor eye. Now he refined his swing and is laying off pitches he would have been made to loook a fool on last season. this could lead to a great season for Salty. BC better start talking to his agent lol. So far looking like Moon had the right idea.

     

     



    His price tag is rising.

     

     



    nothing he hasn't earned.. i'm ok with a player making what they deserve.

     



    I am too, but when you consider our restricted but high budget, it might have been better to lock him up when the price tag was lower.

     
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    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Salty has now adjusted to the high FB. He used to have that uppercut swing on every pitch, but has now adjusted and has a more level swing on high FB which has resulted in 2 HR recently. Just more noticable improvement.

     



    yeah i have SP. we are seeing him transform before our eyes. last season he had that uppercut swings (which led to some mammoth HRs) and poor eye. Now he refined his swing and is laying off pitches he would have been made to loook a fool on last season. this could lead to a great season for Salty. BC better start talking to his agent lol. So far looking like Moon had the right idea.

     

     



    His price tag is rising.

     

     



    nothing he hasn't earned.. i'm ok with a player making what they deserve.

     

     



    I am too, but when you consider our restricted but high budget, it might have been better to lock him up when the price tag was lower.

     



    shoulda coulda woulda. as long as he is on the team at a reasonable - modest price i'm OK.

     
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    Yeah, I get that. I understand that it was a gamble, and if he did poorly this year, Ben wins (except maybe vs trading him before he went poor). However, if he does well, we can still keep him, since we have payroll space that other teams can't afford.

     
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    I dont think even with an improved year that locking up Salty will break the bank seeing that before arbitration cases (8 of them) we will start out with about an 88M payroll... That leaves quite a bit of flexability. He had to improve in order to resign him, so we had to see what he did this year. Hes earned a nice payday. The only possibilites I see for resigning are Salty and Naps with Ellsbury being a big longshot ...

     
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    I dont think even with an improved year that locking up Salty will break the bank seeing that before arbitration cases (8 of them) we will start out with about an 88M payroll... That leaves quite a bit of flexability. He had to improve in order to resign him, so we had to see what he did this year. Hes earned a nice payday. The only possibilites I see for resigning are Salty and Naps with Ellsbury being a big longshot ...



    I didn't mean to imply he'd break the bank, but even a milluion or two more a year could mean we miss out on someone else. I think the plan is to walk the luxury tax tight rope for the next few years. We will have a lot of holes to fill over the next 1-2 winters, and if the kids aren't ready for some of them, the FA costs can be staggering.

     
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    I dont think even with an improved year that locking up Salty will break the bank seeing that before arbitration cases (8 of them) we will start out with about an 88M payroll... That leaves quite a bit of flexability. He had to improve in order to resign him, so we had to see what he did this year. Hes earned a nice payday. The only possibilites I see for resigning are Salty and Naps with Ellsbury being a big longshot ...

     



    I didn't mean to imply he'd break the bank, but even a milluion or two more a year could mean we miss out on someone else. I think the plan is to walk the luxury tax tight rope for the next few years. We will have a lot of holes to fill over the next 1-2 winters, and if the kids aren't ready for some of them, the FA costs can be staggering.

     




    Well, Im not gonna worry about 1 or 2 million, although I understand your point. They spent a ton this offseason and are still 20+M shy of the luxury tax threshold. I also dont think they have to go as overboard next year as they did this year. Id have no issue spending a 4yr 30-40M deal for a good catcher who this staff is very comfortable with.

     
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    I dont think even with an improved year that locking up Salty will break the bank seeing that before arbitration cases (8 of them) we will start out with about an 88M payroll... That leaves quite a bit of flexability. He had to improve in order to resign him, so we had to see what he did this year. Hes earned a nice payday. The only possibilites I see for resigning are Salty and Naps with Ellsbury being a big longshot ...

     



    I didn't mean to imply he'd break the bank, but even a milluion or two more a year could mean we miss out on someone else. I think the plan is to walk the luxury tax tight rope for the next few years. We will have a lot of holes to fill over the next 1-2 winters, and if the kids aren't ready for some of them, the FA costs can be staggering.

     

     




    Well, Im not gonna worry about 1 or 2 million, although I understand your point. They spent a ton this offseason and are still 20+M shy of the luxury tax threshold. I also dont think they have to go as overboard next year as they did this year. Id have no issue spending a 4yr 30-40M deal for a good catcher who this staff is very comfortable with.

     



    I think they are much closer than $20M. There is the player pension contribution and the Dodger payment that counts against the total.

     
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    I dont think even with an improved year that locking up Salty will break the bank seeing that before arbitration cases (8 of them) we will start out with about an 88M payroll... That leaves quite a bit of flexability. He had to improve in order to resign him, so we had to see what he did this year. Hes earned a nice payday. The only possibilites I see for resigning are Salty and Naps with Ellsbury being a big longshot ...

     



    I didn't mean to imply he'd break the bank, but even a milluion or two more a year could mean we miss out on someone else. I think the plan is to walk the luxury tax tight rope for the next few years. We will have a lot of holes to fill over the next 1-2 winters, and if the kids aren't ready for some of them, the FA costs can be staggering.

     

     




    Well, Im not gonna worry about 1 or 2 million, although I understand your point. They spent a ton this offseason and are still 20+M shy of the luxury tax threshold. I also dont think they have to go as overboard next year as they did this year. Id have no issue spending a 4yr 30-40M deal for a good catcher who this staff is very comfortable with.

     

     



    I think they are much closer than $20M. There is the player pension contribution and the Dodger payment that counts against the total.

     



    not to mention the ~8Mil Naps can earn in incentives

     
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    If Naps makes that bonus, we may be right below the limit.

     
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    yeah, I was going by cots.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/cots/al-east/boston-red-sox/

     
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    I just redid the payroll numbers based on average season salary...

    2013 PAYROLL (LUXURY TAX THRESHOLD: $178 MILLION)

    Guaranteed deals (Salary listed is the average contract salary per year)

    John Lackey, $16.5 million
    Ryan Dempster, $13.25 million
    David Ortiz, $13 million
    Mike Napoli, $5 million
    Shane Victorino, $13 million
    Stephen Drew, $9.5 million
    Clay Buchholz, $7.4 million

    Joel Hanrahan  $7.04 million
    Dustin Pedroia, $6.80 million
    Jon Lester, $6 million
    Jonny Gomes, $5 million
    Koji Uehara, $4.25 million
    David Ross, $3.1 million
    Jose Iglesias, $2.1 million

    Jacoby Ellsbury  $9.0M

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia  $4.5M
    Andrew Bailey $4.1M
    Alfredo Aceves  $2.65M
    Craig Breslow  $3.125M
    Andrew Miller  $1.475
    Daniel Bard  $1.8625
    Franklin Morales  $1.4875

    Junichi Tazawa $ .815, Felix Doubront $.5185, Mike Carp $ .5085, Ryan Kalish $.498, Daniel Nava $.5055, Will Middlebrooks $.498, Clayton Mortensen $.5045, Pedro Ciriaco $.5025, Jackie Bradley $.490, Rubby de la Rosa $.4935, Drake Britton $.49, Dan Butler $49, Alex Hassan $.49, Brock Holt $.49, Ryan Lavarnway $.495, Christian Vazquez $.49, Allen Webster $.49, Alex Wilson $.49, Stephen Wright $.49

     

    New Total:  ~ $150M

    Additional expenses

    Benefits, $10.8 million
    Dodgers subsidy, $3.9 million

    ESTIMATED 2013 TOTAL COMMITMENTS:  ~$165 MILLION

    (AS MEASURED FOR LUXURY TAX PURPOSES)

    There are various performance bonuses, but one stands out as very significant:

    Napoli: May earn $8M more if he stays on the active roster for 165 days. If he does not, he may still earn $1M more for each milestone: 400, 475, 550, and 625 PAs and $0.5M more for each 30 days on the active roster up to 120 days. If he earnes the full bonus, that would put us at about $173M. Not much wiggle room, unless we dump salary at some point this year.

     

     

     
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    Salty seems to be back down to earth on his OBP number after a tiny sample size that is this season thus far, but here are some interesting trends (again 2013 is a tiny sample size):

    Salty with Boston...

    BB%: 6.2> 8.5> 11.1

    K%: 30.8> 31.0> 35.6.2

    AB/HR: 22.4> 16.2> 13.3

    LD%: 20> 19> 29

    OPS+: 95> 96> 123

    PB/Inning:  26/856> 6/852> 0/92 (note: I think I once counted 14 of his 26 PBs in 2011 with Wake, so maybe one could adjust 2011 to about 12/700.)

     
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    Salty seems to be back down to earth on his OBP number after a tiny sample size that is this season thus far, but here are some interesting trends (again 2013 is a tiny sample size):

    Salty with Boston...

    BB%: 6.2> 8.5> 11.1

    K%: 30.8> 31.0> 35.6.2

    AB/HR: 22.4> 16.2> 13.3

    LD%: 20> 19> 29

    OPS+: 95> 96> 123

    PB/Inning:  26/856> 6/852> 0/92 (note: I think I once counted 14 of his 26 PBs in 2011 with Wake, so maybe one could adjust 2011 to about 12/700.)

     



    The bottom line?  Salty is still hurting us overall offensively and with throwing runners out.  I would have pinched hit for him with the bases loaded in the 8th, then brought in Ross.

     

     
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    Re: Time to Bench Salty

    In response to craze4sox's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Salty seems to be back down to earth on his OBP number after a tiny sample size that is this season thus far, but here are some interesting trends (again 2013 is a tiny sample size):

    Salty with Boston...

    BB%: 6.2> 8.5> 11.1

    K%: 30.8> 31.0> 35.6.2

    AB/HR: 22.4> 16.2> 13.3

    LD%: 20> 19> 29

    OPS+: 95> 96> 123

    PB/Inning:  26/856> 6/852> 0/92 (note: I think I once counted 14 of his 26 PBs in 2011 with Wake, so maybe one could adjust 2011 to about 12/700.)

     



    The bottom line?  Salty is still hurting us overall, I would have pinched hit for him with the bases loaded in the 8th, then brought in Ross.

     



    c'mon.. i know you don't like the guy..... but he isn't hurting the team at all.

     
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