With Salty and Lavarnway in the fold, the Red Sox could make some moves that would require them to acquire a back-up catcher.
For all the build up heading into Las Vegas, the 2008 Winter Meetings has started off with more of a whimper than a bang.
There seems to be more posturing than action at every turn, and maybe that’s to be expected in a market that shows more signs of mirroring the overall economic climate than the continued bonanza that free agents were hoping for.
Take for example Rafael Furcal and Francisco Rodriguez, who both turned their backs on lucrative contract offers because they expected more to be out there this winter.
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed the Red Sox approached the Rangers in July about two catchers. Expect the Red Sox to make overtures again.
Apparently not only was Derek Lowe interested in Boston, Boston was interested in Lowe.
Josh Beckett apparently “struggled” to put his shirt on prior to the game and would have needed another cortisone shot had the Red Sox advanced.
Let’s take a break from the Manny saga and check out another trade rumbling on the horizon: The Texas Rangers are open to trading Jarrod Saltalamacchia for young pitching, according to Ken Rosenthal. This is the storyline you should be following, not Manny. Dude doesn’t need any more attention. As some of you know, the [...]